Shivajinagar, 23rd January 2024: The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) and Maha Metro have jointly announced their ambitious plan to complete the construction of the Shivajinagar bus terminus within the next two-and-a-half years. The existing terminus, currently operational from Wakdewadi, is slated for relocation to its original site near the Shivajinagar railway station.
Commuters have expressed difficulties in reaching the current Wakdewadi location, prompting a meeting last week in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar to discuss the comprehensive plan. Deputy Chief Minister Pawar directed Maha Metro to initiate the terminus construction and instructed MSRTC to devise a plan for a multi-story building in the remaining area to house government offices.
MSRTC had previously transferred the land for the Shivajinagar terminus to Maha Metro for the construction of an underground Metro station. According to the initial plan, Maha Metro was tasked with constructing the MSRTC terminus after completing the underground station. Maha Metro officials stated that they would finalize the execution plan in collaboration with MSRTC.
“As MSRTC develops a plan for a multi-storied building, Maha Metro seeks further clarity on the actual construction process,” mentioned officials involved in the project.
Shivajinagar MLA Siddharth Shirole provided assurance that the bus terminus would soon return to its original location. “A comprehensive plan is underway for the construction of the terminus and a multi-storied building,” he affirmed.