From today, the new 'station' of buses in Patna, know where your bus will be found at Patliputra Bus Terminal

  • | Monday | 2nd August, 2021

On July 31, Mithapur Bus Stand was completely shifted to the newly constructed Patliputra Bus Terminal. Till 5 pm on Saturday, a total of 1,320 buses from different districts of the state operated from Patliputra Bus Terminal.

Although this news is from Patna but it is related to the whole of Bihar. The stop of buses going from Patna to other districts of the state has changed. Now to catch a bus for your district, you will have to go to Patliputra Bus Terminal, Bairia instead of Mithapur.

On July 31, Mithapur Bus Stand was completely shifted to the newly constructed Patliputra Bus Terminal. Till 5 pm on Saturday, a total of 1,320 buses from different districts of the state-operated from Patliputra Bus Terminal. Under this, 737 buses arrived at the terminal and 583 buses left the terminal for their destination. Bihar State Road Transport Corporation also operated 52 buses from the new terminal itself.

115 of Nalanda, 52 of Sheikhpura, 205 of Nawada, 30 of Jehanabad, 117 of Muzaffarpur, 72 of Darbhanga, 57 of Madhubani, 137 of Samastipur, 48 of Chhapra, 50 of Purnia, 121 of Araria buses and also for other districts Buses operated from the terminal. The arrival and departure of buses in the terminal continue continuously.

Better and modern facilities have been provided in ISBT than Mithapur Bus Stand, which is considered beneficial for the passengers and bus owners. Mithapur Bus Stand was in 8 acres whereas ISBT is spread over 25 acres in which necessary facilities have been provided by constructing building in 10 acres. There is a parking arrangement for buses in about 11 acres.

According to Patna district administration, many times more facilities are available at Patliputra Bus Terminal than at Mithapur Bus Stand. 50 toilets, 14 mobile toilets and drinking water facility 12, passenger help desk facility – 2, security personnel – 60, sweeper – 42, management branch – 65, CCTV – 10 have been arranged at the terminal.

Monitoring of all these facilities and work is being done daily through the nodal officer deputed at the terminal. To prevent any untoward or criminal incidents, 60 security personnel have been deployed at the terminal and full vigil is maintained inside and outside the terminal.

In addition, 10 CCTV cameras have been installed inside and outside the terminal. Keeping in mind the facilities of the passengers and their drop-off, relatively adequate arrangements have been made at the terminal for basic facilities so that no one faces any kind of difficulty.

An adequate number of autos and city buses have been arranged at the terminal for smooth and easy movement of passengers so that no passenger faces any difficulty in commuting. Along with this, a strict vigil is being kept by the SP Traffic to deal with the problem of jams.

Earlier, bus operations for Gaya and Jehanabad were started from 15 February, while for Nawada, Nalanda, Jamui, Sheikhpura buses were started from the terminal from 15 June. For other districts, Mithapur Bus Stand has been completely shifted to Patliputra Bus Terminal on 31st July.

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