Odisha to separate table to manage ISBT and CNBT

To have a proper look over the operation and maintenance at Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT), Bhubaneswar and Cuttack Netaji Bus Terminal (CNBT), the state government has decided to table separate agencies.

Chief secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena said, it has been decided to go for selection of partner agencies for providing comprehensive facility management services.

Jena also added that the agencies will also take care for operation and maintenance and revenue collection separately instead of selecting a single agency for both the purposes.

According to the sources, the ISBT project with 300 parking spaces being implemented by Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) over 15.5 acre of land at a cost of Rs 180 crore is nearing completion, the Rs 84 crore CNBT is expected to be ready in next few months.

Briefing about the bidding process it is being informed that, the technical committee constituted for finalisation of request for proposal (RFP) documents and to monitor the bid process for selection of CFMS agency has approved the provisions of the RFP documents and directed to initiate the bid process at the earliest for operation and maintenance of both the terminals, the proposed contract period for the selected CFMS agency will be five years.

The chief secretary asked The BDA, CDA, Commissioner of Police and STA officials have been asked to consult with the stakeholders for the finalisation of the entry and parking fee to be charged from the bus owners.

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