KSRTC likely to cut project cost of new terminus

In the wake of poor response from traders to the KSRTC’s mega shopping complex-cum-bus terminal projects in Kottarakara and Kasaragod, the officials are likely to revise the design for the complex being planned in the district.

The officials of KSRTC and Kerala Transport Development and Finance Corporation (KTDFC) will visit the sub-depot where the proposed bus terminal-cum-shopping complex will be set up on Tuesday.

They are like to come up with a new plan to build a three-storey complex in their effort to cut the project cost. Earlier in September 2011 KSRTC along with KTDFC had planned to set up a seven-storey complex at Kunnummal in Malappuram town. The construction work was also scheduled to begin in October 2011. But in the last eight months there was no move from the part of KTDFC to start the work.

The district transport officer K P Janardhanan said the team comprising technical experts and engineers will conduct detailed inspection at the site to prepare new design and plan. “We hope that they will announce the final decision on revised project and its design, after their visit,” he said. P Ubaidulla, MLA, and representatives of district panchayat will accompany the team.

Courtesy: Times Of India