A new multimodal facility complex will soon come up on Broadway.
What’s it about? The Chennai Metro will build a multimodal complex at the Broadway bus stand to facilitate passenger transfer to MTC or outstation buses from the High Court Metro station. A tender has been floated for a design consultant and a project report for the Corporation.
- The complex will have bays, commercial spaces, and parking facilities for government & private buses and private vehicles. One report said there’ll be a 21-storey building with 80 bus bays in the first phase.
- The building will have a shopping complex, and spaces for offices and commercial establishments. The complex will be built on 4.42 acres of land, some of which belong to the Metro Rail.
Importance of the location: At Broadway, the MTC operates almost 700 buses on 70 routes. Buses travelling to the south and central parts of the city pass through the terminus. There’s a similar facility planned at the MGR Central railway station as part of the Central Square Project.