The residents of Raman Mandi in Bathinda have been demanding for a new bus stand with modern facilities since a long time as the one that was there before, was of no use. Now a modern bus stand has been constructed there at a cost of Rs. 2. 51 crore.
The department of PRTC had to take 12 canals and 5 marlas land of the Raman Mandi council, which is on the Bathinda-Dabwali road on lease to construct the bus stand as it was a dire need of the residents. Avtar Singh Brar, the Chairman of the PRTC has made all the efforts to deliver the best possible results to the public.
He says that the construction of the bus stand started in April in the year 2014. The Union Minister for Food Processing, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, inaugurated the project. The bus stand has been constructed with all the modern facilities for the passengers, starting from loading platforms to different counters for boarding buses, PEB structures, counter boards and more. Toilet facilities have been made separately for men, women and even the handicapped. Parking spaces have been made available for all kinds of transport, like cycle, scooter, rickshaws and cars, so that the passengers visiting the bus stand do not face any challenges.
The passengers would not have to worry even if they have to wait at the bus stand as proper waiting rooms and benches have been made, keeping in mind their comfort and there are seven different shops, hotels and enquiry office, in case the passengers need help from the authorities.
Bus stands have been constructed at Amloh, Patran and Bassi Pathan to offer the best possible services to the people of Punjab. The bus stands are also being constructed at Faridkot and Sangrur, both of them are under construction, out of which the one at Faridkot is almost ready to be open very soon, and the one at Sangrur is done with its 60% construction. To ease out the travelling between the states for the passengers, the PRTC has launched 250 new buses, travelling on different routes, around the state of Punjab.