Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, Hyderabad

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Coordinates: 17°22′41″N 78°28′48″E / 17.378055°N 78.480005°E / 17.378055; 78.480005

Mahatma Gandhi's statue at the Bus Station
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station

Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station also known as MGBS earlier known as Imlibun (means forest of tamarind trees). Imlibun is a bus station in the southern part of Hyderabad, India. It is unofficially known as the Imlibun bus station. This bus terminus is situated at Imlibun island on the Musi river and is owned by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC). It is accessible by two major and two minor road bridges,[1] though only one is accessible.[2] It is the third Largest Bus station in India in terms of area occupying 30 acres (120,000 m2), followed after Delhi, chennai,

History[edit]

The bus station was built during the Nizam rule, and was earlier located on the banks of Musi river. It was built in the shape of a dome and was named Imlibun. Later, for its expansion the Musi river bed was filled and a new facility was constructed.

Services[edit]

MGBS mainly serves the Andhra, Rayalaseema regions and parts of Telangana. It also serves other states like Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, arrive at this bus station daily.

Infrastructure[edit]

MGBS covers an area 30 acres (120,000 m2) and built-up area in eight-hectare complex. It is completed at a cost of Rs 13 crores. There are 74 platforms for incoming and outgoing buses, a waiting hall of 7,380 square meters and a shopping complex of 3,455 square meters besides a 5,000 square meters area for private parking.

There are many bus stations owned by APSRTC in Hyderabad and comes under Hyderabad Depot-1. This is one of the two terminal points in Hyderabad for long distance APSRTC buses, the other being the Jubilee Bus Station, which cover Telangana region. And a new bus terminus is coming up at Miyapur, called as Inter City Bus Terminal.

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