CHENNAI: Chengalpattu and Mahabalipuram will have new bus stands as the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) has decided to study feasibility and prepare designs.
According to a CMDA document, the two bus stands will be constructed after necessary consultations with transport department and under public private partnership.
These bus stands will have facilities such as commercial spaces, terminal buildings, bus bays, public vehicle park- ing, city bus parking, idle
parking and others. “Around 15.67 acres of land that belong to the Government Medical College, Chengalpattu has been identified for Chengalpattu,” the document said.
Around 6.79 acres, including ASI’s 1.61 acres (Archaeo- logical Survey of India) at Tirukazhukundram Taluk has been identified for building
the bus stand at Mahabalipu- ram. Sources in the planning authority said that no-objection certificate (NOC) will be availed from the ASI before construction begins.
The CMDA received a NOC from the ASI before building the bus stand near Vandalur as the site is close to an archaeological dig. Decision to
construct Mahabalipuram bus stand was taken in a meeting held in 2021.