Bhubaneswar: The Baramunda Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) in the capital of Odisha is set to commence bus services in October, according to Balwant Singh, Vice-Chairman of the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA). With more than 90% of the terminal’s construction already completed, the ISBT will operate under a public-private partnership model.
Once operational, it will be the largest bus terminal in the state, capable of accommodating over 500 buses and serving thousands of passengers daily. Currently, buses are operating from a temporary site near Khandagiri Hill while the focus is on finalizing the terminal’s lighting system.
To ensure smooth operations and traffic management, authorities have developed a comprehensive traffic plan. Buses arriving from the Cuttack side will make a U-turn at Khandagiri Square before reaching the ISBT, while those approaching from the Khurda side will have direct access.
Additionally, the approach roads from NH-16 have been widened to improve accessibility. This development promises more convenience for travellers and a significant boost to the region’s transportation infrastructure.