Mohali: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will inaugurate newly built world class air-conditioned ‘Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ISBT’ onDecember 6 in Mohali. This Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ISBT’’ located in Phase 6 of Mohali is ready for operational activities of arrival and departure of buses .
The much awaited Inter-State Bus Terminal of Mohali is a dream project which started in 2009. The project is worth Rs 500 crore. Total area of ISBT is seven acre and it will be 12 story building. Presently commercial area is constructing and bus stand area is ready.
On first floor, there will also be one VIP room for rest. This will be given on first-cum-first serve basis on payment. Maximum time for stay will be 4 hours. Separate dormitory has also beenprovided for males and females.
The security will be managed by C&C Company only. There will be around 100 specially-trained staff deployed in ISBT who include females also. According to information, PRTC staff which will be deployed here shall also get special training to deal with public with politeness, humility and professionally.Providing free WiFi is also in pipeline of the project.
All the vehicle parking will be underground. Total 1600 vehicles can be parked in this project. No vehicle will be allowed to park outside ISBT. Only pick and drop is allowed. Buses will enter from police station road and exit to Verka Milk Plant road. In newly built ISBT, there will be lifts, escalators, staircases, and ramps also for the passengers.
What’s in ISBT
ISBT will be run and operated by the Company C&C. Right now company has contract with PRTC for the daily operations which include 1915 buses. Total 65 buses would be parked in one time in parking area, 20 buses can be parked under the roof one time in bus ways. These bus ways will have motion sensors installed which will displaywhich bus is parked in bus way and its departure-arrival status. Buses parked in bus ways can be parked for 13 minutes maximum. Twelve ticket counters have been installed there for the hard copies of tickets.
60 shops on first floor open
On first floor of AC bus stand there will be 60 shops which will remain open for 24 hours for the convenience of commuters. Shops will be of ATM, food, basic needs, chemists and wine shops.
CCTV cameras in operation
The whole ISBT is declared as NO Smoking Area zone. Smoke sensors are installed everywhere. Which will detect smoke as well as temperature. If temperature goes higher than 65 degree, the alarm will warn against it. CCTV cameras are already installed and working.