Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that six to eight "world-class" bus stations will be constructed across the state in the near future.
He inaugurated a GSRTC Bus Station that has been constructed under Public-Private Partnership at the cost of Rs 110 crore here this evening.
The purpose was to provide airport-like facilities to the thousands of the passengers who travel by state transport buses, he said.
The new bus terminal is spread over 2,039 sq mt and has a supermarket, shopping mall, multiplex, restaurant and food court, commercial offices, and a budget hotel on the premises.
Modi said on this occasion that that the state had recruited 115 women bus conductors. Women had also been hired as forest guards at Gir sanctuary, he said.
He also dedicated Rs 43-crore Manjalpur outdoor sports complex and inaugurated a new medical college and a hostel building constructed on the premises of Gotri Medical College.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister inaugurated an auditorium in Surat, built in the memory of renowned Hindi film actor Sanjeev Kumar (whose real name was Haribhai Zariwala), who hailed from the city.
Modi called the late actor as "one of the greatest character actors the Bollywood film industry has ever witnessed in its 100-year history".