This project has been taken up as a first step to create a world class transit infrastructure in the city which can act as complementary to lots of other initiatives in the transport sector, including modernization of city buses. Presently, Baramunda Bus terminal is functioning as the biggest bus terminal in the city with an area of 15.5 acres used for both interstate & intercity bus operations. Daily almost 800 (approx.) buses operate from this terminal. Proposed design can accommodate 2,000 (approx.) buses on daily basis. 20,000 sq. m. space shall be created for commercial development.
The ISBT at Baramunda would have easy access by people with mobility limitations and integration of transport and non-transport uses. While the facility would have child-friendly features and design elements, all its nooks and corners will have mandatory adherence to the universal accessibility guidelines for the entire project.
The design components for the ISBT project, would integrate mixed land use development with commercial office space, retail space, multi-level car parking and open public space. The terminal will ensure passenger pick-up and drop-off (PPUDO) facilities for private vehicles, pre-paid private vehicles, pre-paid auto rickshaws, taxis, cycle rickshaws, and taxi-aggregator vehicles such as Ola and Uber.