Margao To Get Modern Transport Hub
On the occasion of Dussehra and 31st anniversary of Kadamba Transport Corporation, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat laid the foundation stone of this modern transport hub.
The Chief Minister said the construction of this ultra modern bus stand was one of the assurances he had given to the people in his manifesto. He said such projects are needed for KTC to sustain. He informed that provision of Rs. 15 crore has already been made in this year’s budget for the purpose and the balance budget provision will be made next year.
He said besides the bus stand cum market complex, the project will have provision for a shopping mall, hotel and ATMs. He further said that the Government will also endeavour to find out a proper solution to compensate those whose land has been affected due to the project.
Addressing the gathering, Kamat asked KTC employees to work dedicatedly to give better services to the passengers, increase output and nurse back to health the 31 year old corporation. The employees should treat KTC buses as their own with an emphasis on improving their service performances so that the KTC can become the best managed corporation in the country.
He said the future of KTC largely depended on the performances of the employees and hence, the management of the corporation should take its employees into confidence to provide better transport services, for the people of Goa and ensure effective functioning of the KTC.
Speaker Pratapsingh Rane, who is also the founder of KTCL, said that the transport provided by KTC has benefitted many people particularly from rural areas; he said and told the architect of the project to provide for parking of motorcycles in the transport Hub. He also called for proper maintenance of KTC buses and favoured for public-private partnership in the area of development.
MP Shantaram Naik assured to allocate funds to the state Government under MPLAD scheme for the upgradation of main bus stands in all the talukas.
On this occasion, 50 KTC employees were felicitated which included drivers, conductors, mechanics and office staff for their dedicated service.