A non-functional authorities aided center faculty in Vallalar Nagar close to Sathuvachari in Vellore on the Chennai – Bengaluru Highway (NH: 48) is being demolished for every week to make means for the development of a swanky bus bay with shelters for commuters to board buses together with lengthy distance on the freeway.
The new bus bay is without doubt one of the 15 such bus bays that can be arising on the freeway between Krishnagiri and Walajapet (Ranipet district), a distance of 148 km, within the coming weeks to supply everlasting shelters for commuters particularly girls and youngsters to board buses safely on the service lanes of each side of the freeway.
In reality, it has been a decade-long wait that may finish quickly as the development of bus bays and shelters have been sanctioned means again in 2012 however delayed as a consequence of land acquisition. “We have to wait under the sun on the carriageway to board buses. During monsoon, we get wet before we board the buses. The new shelters should end our ordeal,” stated Ok. Ramesh, a commuter.
NHAI officers stated that primary facilities like bus bays and shelters are a part of the six lane widening work of the freeway that was signed by L&T a decade in the past in 2012 at a value of Rs 1,250 crore. Since then, the freeway between Walajapet in Ranipet and Krishnagiri has been maintained by the corporate on behalf of NHAI on a 30-year settlement for upkeep. Despite the widening work, different services together with offering shelters, bus bays, widened storm water drains, and rainwater harvesting pits have been delayed primarily as a consequence of land acquisition. “Land acquisition has been completed. Work on providing civic amenities on the highway is being done,” stated a NHAI official.
As per plan, officers stated that Walajah, Arcot, Puttuthakku close to Ratnagiri, Perumugai and Sathuvachari (each Vellore), Ambur, Natrampalli and Bargur are amongst 15 spots on the freeway that may get new bus bays and shelters within the coming weeks. Each bus bay can have 0.25 hectares of land, largely farmlands, alongside the freeway. On a median, at the least 20 commuters will be accommodated in every bus bay. LED lighting services, digital bus timing and route charts and kiosks are different options within the bus bay.
Alongside the work for bus bays, the freeway can be being given a facelift particularly its carriageway with recent coat of bitumen because the stretch has additionally been badly broken as a consequence of heavy rain throughout final monsoon. As per accord, common upkeep together with patchwork needs to be executed as soon as in six months and full makeover of the stretch needs to be executed as soon as in a decade, stated officers.