1974: Construction Begins on a Pivotal Bus Station in India

October 13, 1974

In southeastern India’s state of Andhra Pradesh, construction officially began on Dwaraka Bus Station (DBS) Complex in the eastern part of the city of Visakhapatnam. The inaugural ceremony for this project included having Jalagam Vengal Rao (1921-1999), who was chief minister of Andhra Pradesh from 1973 to 1978, lay the foundation stone for the new transit facility. Work on DBS Complex was completed five years later.

This facility, which is owned and operated by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), remains one of the major bus stations in that region of India. Along with serving as a hub for buses transporting passengers throughout Andhra Pradesh, DBS Complex (also known as APSRTC Complex) is a pivotal link for bus routes between Visakhapatnam and key destinations in the neighboring states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Odissa, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana. (The above 2009 photo features APSRTC buses at DBS Complex.)

Photo Credit: Adityamadhav83 (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

For more information on Dawaraka Bus Station (DBS) Complex, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwaraka_bus_station

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