GUNTUR: A separate mini bus station would be established for non-stop buses and city services in Guntur. The number of buses arriving and leaving the RTC's NTR bus station in the city has increased and there is shortage of platforms, causing inconvenience to the public in spotting the buses they need to board. With many of the non-stop buses stopping out of the bus station, vehicular traffic on the road is also being interrupted.
There is a huge demand for non-stop buses between Vijayawada- Guntur and Guntur-Vijayawada and they are available every 10 minutes throughout the day. To overcome the shortage of platforms, the RTC, Guntur, authorities planned construction of mini bus station with 13 platforms, which will begin functioning in the next two weeks.
According to reports, there are 1,024 RTC buses belonging to various depots in Guntur district and another 1,000 buses from other districts and neighbouring states arrive in Guntur every day. APSRTC-Guntur owns 2.25 acres. The mini bus station is estimated to cost `2 crore. Keeping the convenience of the passengers in view, the mini bus station is being built near the main road.
APSRTC Guntur regional manager G. Shrihari said that RTC buses of Vijayawada, Kakinada and Amalapuram regions keep arriving at the Guntur bus station. He said that a link road to the main bus station from the mini bus station is under construction. All amenities like the reservation counter, APSRTC courier service will be provided at the mini bus station....