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 Bus Station
(Imlibun Bus Station)

మహాత్మా గాంధీ బస్ స్టేషన్
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Bus Bay at Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station
LocationGowliguda, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
Owned byTSRTC
Platforms79
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Mahatma Gandhi's statue at the 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 Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC). It is accessible by two major and two minor road bridges, though only one is accessible.[1] It is the third Largest Bus station in India in terms of area occupying 20 acres (81,000 m2), followed after Chennai and Delhi .

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 Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It also serves other neighbouring states like Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu and arrive at this bus station daily.

Infrastructure[edit]

MGBS covers an area 20 acres (81,000 m2) and built-up area in eight-hectare complex. It was completed at a cost of Rs 13 crores. There are 150 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 TSRTC in Hyderabad and come under Hyderabad Depot-1. This is one of the two terminal points in Hyderabad for long distance. Palle velugu, Express, Deluxe, Super Luxury, Indra A/C, Garuda, Garuda Plus and Vennela A/C sleeper are some of buses which are operated by TSRTC from MGBS.

Platforms[edit]

Platforms Buses
1 to 5 Garuda, Garuda Plus, Vennela, Amaravati, Airavat
6 to 7 Bengaluru (TSRTC)
8 Bengaluru (KSRTC)
9 Anantapur, Dharmavaram, Puttaparthi
10 to 11 Suryapet, Khammam, Bhadrachalam, Manuguru
12 Sathupally, Rajamahendravaram, Polavaram
13 Kunta, Bailadilla, Jagdalpur
14 to 15 Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Kodad
16 to 17 Guntur, Narsaraopet, Chilakurupeta
18 to 22 Yadagirigutta, Warangal
23 Srisailam
24 to 25 Achampeta, Kalvakurti
26 Raichur
27 to 31 Mahboobnagar, Vanaparti, Narayanpet, Hubballi
32 to 34 Nagarkurnool, Kollapur, Shadnagar
35 to 36 Vijayawada, Tenali, Eluru (TSRTC)
37 to 38 Vijayawada, Tenali, Eluru (APSRTC)
39 Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Parvatipuram, Amalapuram, Gudivada, Kakinada (TSRTC)
40 Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Parvatipuram, Amalapuram, Gudivada, Kakinada (APSRTC)
41 to 42 Gadwal, Kurnool, Tirupati, Chittoor (TSRTC)
43 to 45 Gadwal, Kurnool, Tirupati, Chittoor (APSRTC)
46 to 47 Medak, Bansuwada, Bodhan
48 to 52 Zaheerabad, Narayankhed, Karada, Sholapur, Pune, Mumbai (TSRTC & MSRTC)
53 to 55 Karimnagar, Vemulavada, Asifabad, Mancheryala, Siddipet
56 to 58 Nizamabad, Adilabad, Nagpur, Amaravati
59 to 61 Macherla, Manchiryala, Ongole, Chennai
62 Deverakonda
63 to 65 Parigi, Vikarabad, Tandur
66 to 75 Alighting Points
76 to 79 City Bus Services

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic goes for a toss at Imlibun station". The Hindu.