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 popularly known as Imlibun Bus Station (Imlibun meaning - A forest of tamarind trees). Imlibun is a bus station in the southern part of Hyderabad, India. This bus terminus is situated at Imlibun area on the Musi river and is owned by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC). 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 period of the Nizam's and was owned by the Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway. It was located on the banks of Musi River. Back then it was known as "Central Bus Station".[1] It was built in the shape of a dome and was named Imlibun. It was an aircraft hangar built in the 1930s by Butler and Co. of USA to accommodate the Nizam’s fleet of public buses and double-deckers.[2] Later, for its expansion, the Musi river bed was filled up and a new facility was constructed.

It was earlier accessible by two major and two minor road bridges, but as of today only one is accessible.[3]

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.[citation needed]

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. ^ "Gowliguda bus stand: The secular marvel near Musi".
  2. ^ "The Secret History of Hyderabad State of the Nizam (South India; 1724 – 1948)".
  3. ^ "Traffic goes for a toss at Imlibun station". The Hindu.