The pictures you are seeing below are not of a airport in a foreign country. These are an artist’s impression of an interstate bus terminal set to come up in Gujarat’s Rajkot. Gujrat State Road Transport (GSRTC) will rebuild this bus station in Rajkot at a cost of Rs. 154 crore.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani laid the foundation stone for the new bus stand in Rajkot. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of an iconic modern bus terminal at Bharuch in March.
The bus terminal will be built over 11,000 square meter area and have state-of-the-art facilities, such as restaurants, theatres, a mall, etc. According to reports, the stand, will be eight-storeyed. It will be equipped with CCTV cameras for surveillance and GPS system. The complex will have underground parking too.
The first floor of the new bus stop will have facilities for the commuters while other seven floors will have around 100 shops, offices, hotels, restaurant, theatre and more.
Waiting travellers will be able to keep themselves entertained with cable televisions. Airport style sign boards and other public amenities will be present.
The facilities of new Rajkot bus stop will be same as that of international airports. Ten new and modern district level bus terminals to be built at Amreli, Bhuj, Junagadh, Rajkot, Nadiad, Navsari, Modasa, Patan and Palanpur at the cost of Rs.913.30-crore with facilities for commercial activities. GSRTC has decided to put 1600 new buses at a cost of Rs 410 crore on the road.