According to an HMDA commissioned study, for each 50,000 people there should be one bus terminal. The city has to have in all 26 inter-city bus terminals by 2041, of which six have to come up within the next two years.
The bus station at Dilsukhnagar, Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station and Jubilee Bus Station handle 2.20 lakh passengers today. But according to surveys, (base year:2011) 11,125 buses including other than APSRTC buses serve 4011 lakh passengers. This shows Hyderabad has a shortage of three bus terminals.
According to the study, by 2021, the number of passengers may rise to 6.72 lakh, and the number of buses to 18,184. The number is likely to grow to 41,625 for 15.26 lakh passengers by 2041.
The study recommends for new bus terminals at Chevella, Chilkur, Dundigal, ECIL crossroads, Ibrahimpatnam, Medchal-Kompalli road, Miyapur, Uppal and Vanasthalipuram.
The survey also recommends 20 terminals (as suggested by APSRTC) for within-city (Hyderabad) and between-cities (Hyderabad and other cities in the state) operations.
Source – The Hindu