Collector S. Sivarasu said on Saturday that the suggestions and requests from stakeholders would be incorporated into the detailed project report of the new integrated bus terminal proposed to be established at Panchapur in the city.
Talk to The Hindu after chairing the first stakeholder meeting which was attended by private bus operators, truck owners, regional transport authorities, officials from Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, of the Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board and the Department of Public Works, Mr Sivarasu said the state government is committed to designing the bus terminal in such a way that there are no gaps. Therefore, he had organized a meeting with the stakeholders.
The views of carriers, motor carriers and officials of state transport companies were heard. Since they were going to be using the bus terminal and the truck terminal, their views were obtained on the bus platforms, the space required to facilitate the transport of vehicles, and the facilities required for crew members and others. .
The collector said two more stakeholder meetings would take place. Stakeholders were invited to submit their expectations and requirements in writing within 15 days. They would be shared with the consultant, who had been appointed to prepare the DPR.
The omnibus operators were looking for 100 places and the heavy goods vehicle operators 500 places for the parking of trucks at the heavy goods terminal. Similarly, private bus operators required provisions to park 175 buses. Their demands would be integrated. Likewise, the views of TNSTC, Tangedco, TWAD and others would also be considered.