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Majestic journey: Iconic bus terminus turns 50

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 26, 2019, 3:03 am IST
Updated May 26, 2019, 3:20 am IST
In the offing is a book on the station carrying pictures, anecdotes, stories and articles on its past and present.
A cattle fair at Dharmambudhi Lake circa 1960
 A cattle fair at Dharmambudhi Lake circa 1960

Bengaluru: Come June 2 and one of the city's most loved landmarks, the Kempegowda Bus Station, more popularly known as the Majestic Bus Station, turns a grand 50 and to mark the occasion the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has come up with several plans, including the opening of a bus museum, a book looking back at its  history and a free round-trip on its Ambaari Dream Class bus to Ernakulam, Pune, Secunderabad or Vijayawada for the winner of a contest for the golden jubilee.

Besides, postal stamps and covers too will be released. Located in the heart of the city, the bus station, which today provides connectivity to almost all parts of the state, was built in 1969.  Recalls a senior  KSRTC  official, “The iconic Majestic bus stand was built on the dry Dharmambudhi lakebed. The bus stand got its name from Majestic theatre in the area. Now that it has turned 50, the corporation plans to celebrate the occasion."

 

In the offing is a book on the station carrying pictures, anecdotes, stories and articles on its past and present. A KSRTC coffee table book, originally released in 2011, will also be unveiled.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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