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GHMC to Erect 826 Modern Bus Shelters Across City

Hyderabad: The GHMC is planning to erect 826 ultra-modern bus shelters with all amenities like free Wi-Fi, modern public toilets, anytime water kiosks, FM Radio, comfortable seating and provision for allowing electronic streaming of bus timings and routes across the City as per directions of MA&UD Minister K.T. Rama Rao. Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) is coordinating with the GHMC officials on the project.

            In the Package I, a total of 110 new bus shelters will be constructed, along with demolition and reconstruction of new ones at 104 locations. In Package II, 119 new shelters along with demolition and reconstruction of 100 shelters will be constructed. In Package III, a total of 98 shelters will be erected anew, along with demolition of 96 and construction of new ones in their place. Under Package IV, 103 new shelters will be constructed along with demolition and re-erection of 96.

            The bus shelters with high quality amenities will be taken up under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) by engaging private developer on design, build, finance, operate  and transfer (DBFOT) basis. The GHMC has decided to carry out the bidding process for selection of a private entity to whom the project would be awarded. The concessionaire will have to maintain bus shelters with high quality amenities. The maintenance, include cleaning of the shelters and toilets for men and women with separate entrance and maintaining cleanliness and make them litter and garbage free with uninterrupted power supply to ensure proper lighting at the locations.

            In this connection a pre-bid meeting with various Advertising Agencies has been conducted where the Commissioner, GHMC and officials from the ASCI interacted with the representatives of various advertising agencies and explained about the project to be completed in a time bound manner.

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