Mahatma Gandhi bus station, Hyderabad
Bus bay at Mahatma Gandhi bus station
|Location||Gowliguda, Hyderabad, Telangana|
Mahatma Gandhi bus station popularly known as Imlibun bus station (Imlibun meaning a forest of tamarind trees), is a bus station in the southern part of Hyderabad, India. This bus terminus is situated at the 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.
The bus station was built during the period of the Nizams 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". 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. 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.
MGBS mainly serves the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It also serves other neighbouring states like Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu and arrive at this bus station daily.
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.
|1 to 5||Garuda, Garuda Plus, Vennela, Amaravati, Airavat|
|6 to 7||Bengaluru (TSRTC)|
|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|
|24 to 25||Achampeta, Kalvakurti|
|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 (TSRTC)|
|40||Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram (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, Godavarikhani, Vemulawada, Asifabad, Mancherial, Siddipet|
|56 to 58||Nirmal, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Nagpur, Amaravati|
|59 to 61||Macherla, Manchiryala, Ongole, Chennai|
|63 to 65||Parigi, Vikarabad, Tandur|
|66 to 75||Alighting Points|
|76 to 79||City Bus Services|
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