Inter City Bus Terminus at Guduvanchery

Inter City Bus Terminus at Guduvanchery

Inter City Bus Terminus

After Five years it has come to decision of constructing a Bus terminus is proposed and attempts have been taken to acquire land  and at last land owned by Arulmigu Nandeeswarar temple in Nandivaram near Guduvanchery and the adjoining lands will be occupied for constructing for a bus terminus.

The project has been taken many years to implement because there are some difficulties land acquisition at Velachery and Vandalur. The officials have decided to build a multi-storeyed structure due to demand of land.

About 20.54 hectares are available and the Sources in the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department confirmed that Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority was considering the land for the terminus project.

The lease amount/ sale amount for occupiying the Temple land should be utilized for the development of the temple, which will be useful for almost 2,000 and 3,000 visits temple during festival days like Pradosham.

Factfile: Timeline

September 2011: TamilNadu government intialized two satellite bus terminus in Velachery and Madhavaram.
October 2011: Government Order passed to build bus terminal in Velachery (12 acres) and Madhavaram (8 acres) at a rate of Rs 32 crore and Rs 48 crore.

July 2013: government announces decision to build inter-city bus terminus at Vandalur on 65.3 acres at a cost of Rs 376 crore.

Feb 2014:  Orderhas been issued to acquire the land  and later withdrawn dueto a new Land Acquisition Act came into force from January 1, 2014.

June 2014: CMDA provides 88.52 acres for the bus terminus.

July 2014: VGP files writ petition in court. The case is pending.
September 2015: CMDA examines alternate land for building the inter-city bus terminus, including Anna Zoological Park’s parking space and surplus land identified under Tamil Nadu Land Reforms Act at Kilambakkam Village.