Soon, catch in­ter-state buses from Ram­abai Ambed­kar Sthal

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - METRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent lko­re­porters­desk@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Trav­ellers would soon be re­quired to catch in­ter-state buses from Ram­abai Ambed­kar Sthal. Rea­son: Au­thor­i­ties have de­cided to shift the Alam­bagh bus stand to Ram­abai Ambed­kar Sthal in or­der to de­con­gest the road for the dig­ging of metro pil­lars.

Ac­cord­ing to a study con­ducted by the Lucknow Metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion (LMRC), over 1,200 in­ter-state buses, 500 school buses and 110 city buses ply daily on Alam­bagh road. In all, around 53,000 ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing twowheelers, three-wheel­ers and four-wheel­ers, ply on Alam­bagh road. Of th­ese, the in­ter-state buses were the ones caus­ing the most bot­tle­necks.

There­fore, au­thor­i­ties have de­cided to shift the bus stand to Ram­abai Ambed­kar ground.

Ac­cord­ing to the new traf­fic plan, while buses to Delhi, Bun­delk­hand, Agra, Ali­garh and other east­ern UP dis­tricts will

2,000 STREET VEN­DORS AND SQUAT­TERS WILL ALSO BE RE­QUIRED TO BE SHIFTED WHILE THE WORK ON METRO PIL­LARS IS ON

ply from Charbagh and Ram­abai Ambed­kar sthal, those go­ing to Si­ta­pur, Har­doi, Bareilly and Lakhimpur would be shifted to Dubagga and Ram­abai Ambed­kar Sthal.

Of­fi­cials said the route of city buses would also be al­tered to de­con­gest the area. How­ever, this may also lead to a mi­nor in­crease in bus fares due to the in­crease in the to­tal kilo­me­ters cov­ered by buses.

Shift­ing of buses to other area, of­fi­cials say, would also fa­cil­i­tate the ren­o­va­tion of the Alam­bagh bus sta­tion, where a mall is ex­pected to come up on the top floor once the con­struc­tion of the Metro line is com­pleted.

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