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Intermodel Stations to come up in 15 cities Nagpur and Varanasi have been selected as pilot projects
The pre-feasibility studies conducted by The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) have been  prioritized fifteen  cities  for Intermodal Stations which  are terminal infrastructure  integrates various transportation modes like rail, road, mass rapid transit system, bus rapid transit, inland waterways , auto-rickshaws, taxis and private vehicles etc, so that people can move from one mode to another seamlessly, with minimum use of automobiles. Nagpur and Varanasi have been selected as pilot projects
Intermodal Stations  are being planned in an integrated manner along with road network development through new connecting roads, bridges, flyovers etc. The stations will cater to passenger volumes for the next 30 years and will have world-class amenities like FOBs with travellators, subways, common waiting rooms, clean toilets and restrooms, integrated public information systems, modern fire-fighting and emergency response services, convenience stores, lifts and escalators, adequate circulation space and commercial establishments.
By bringing the different transport modes at one point IMS will reduse  the pressure created due to the intermodal transfers from the transport hubs like bus terminals, railway stations and others in cities which are located far from each other.  IMS will also aid in city decongestion by encouraging the use of public transportation and by effectively using ring roads and National Highways for entry and evacuation of inter-city bus traffic.
Multiple benefits exist in developing inter-modal stations over standalone terminals Facilities are better managed due to collaboration of multiple entities and commercial development is driven by aggregated footfalls. In addition, passengers do not need to spend time and money to transit between terminals. Development of inter-modal stations will also give a boost to commercial development and economic activity in cities, which can significantly alter the socio-economic profile of the development area.
The implementation and operation of the IMS will be done by a Special Purpose Vehicle(SPV) between Ministry of Road Transport & Highways through National Highways Authority of India , Ministry of Railways and respective State Governments.