Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

Soon, catch inter-state buses from Ramabai Ambedkar Sthal

- 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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