Multiple bus hubs along national and state highways

News Desk: The West Bengal Government is planning to build multiple ‘bus hubs’ along national and state highways with food courts, restaurants, tea stalls, washrooms, gift shops and retiring rooms for long distance travellers to relax and freshen up between journeys.

A senior official of the state transport department said “At least six such hubs would be coming up in south Bengal as a pilot project. These hubs would have all kinds of refreshments which long distance travellers can expect. These would be built on a public-private-partnership”

He added “The state buses, carrying long distance passengers, would come and park for around 30 minutes so that travellers can refresh. Private vehicles would also be allowed if there is space after paying some charges”

One hub would be coming up along NH6 between Kolkata and East Midnapore district, another is planned along SH7 in Burdwan. The rest would be coming up along Durgapur expressway, SH14 and NH34.