Pretty soon, the Chennai-Bengaluru highway is going to get super busy. This is because of the fourth integrated bus terminus that Chennai will soon be welcoming. Set up at Kuthambakkam, in Thirumazhisai industrial hub, the bus terminus is being built on a 25-acre land that can house up to 225 buses at a time.
The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority says the bus terminus would help in easing the pressure on Koyambedu bus terminus. On the other hand, it will support around 40,000 people who travel towards SIPCOT and other industrial estates on that side of the city by providing the right bus frequency.
This land that was previously the temporary vegetable market set up due to the shutting down of Koyambedu market during the lockdown will see some great developments with around 314 crores being spent for the bus terminus construction. Some interesting facts to consider are that the terminus will also have a sewage treatment plant, some spaces for commercial stores, an RO plant for drinking water, and much more.
This terminus will also have STC buses, private buses and MTC buses. It is also said that around 4 acres of the land will be allocated for greenery. It will also have car parking. This is good news as a lot of traffic will be diverted from Koyambedu and will also help people in better and seamless commutes.