Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station
Imlibun Bus Station

Mahātmā Gāndhī Bas Sṭēṣan
Imlibun Bas Sṭēṣan
Mahaatma Gaandhee Bas Steshan
Imaleebun Bas Steshan
General information
Other namesImlibun Bus Station
LocationGowliguda, Hyderabad, Telangana
Coordinates17°22′41″N 78°29′02″E / 17.378°N 78.484°E / 17.378; 78.484
Owned byTSRTC
Bicycle facilitiesYes

The Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS), also known as the Imlibun Bus Station (Imlibun means "grove of tamarind trees"), is a bus station on the Musi River in the Imlibun area of southern Hyderabad, India. It is owned by the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) and is India's fifth-largest bus station, covering 20 acres (81,000 m2), behind Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus, Bengaluru's Kempegowda Bus Station, Vijayawada's Pandit Nehru Bus Station and Delhi's Millennium Park Bus Depot.


The bus station was built during the Nizam era, and was owned by the Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway and known as the Central Bus Station.[1] It was built in the shape of a dome and was named Imlibun. It was a converted aircraft hangar, built during the 1930s by Butler and Company of the US to accommodate the Nizam’s fleet of public single- and double-decker buses.[2] When the bus station was later expanded, the Musi River bed was partially filled for the new facility. Although it had been accessible by two major and two minor road bridges, it is presently accessible by one bridge.[3]


MGBS primarily serves Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and has daily service to Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Hyderabad Metro connectivity

The MGBS, Jubilee Bus Station (JBS), and the Hyderabad Metro's Green Line is connecting Secunderabad and Hyderabad.[4] Travel time between the cities will be 16 minutes, compared to 45 minutes by road. The Green Line has two connecting bus stations: the 300,000-square-foot (28,000 m2) Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station and the JBS Parade Ground. The MGBS station is India's largest metro station and Hyderabad's tallest;[4] its corridors – Corridor 2 (JBS to MGBS) and Corridor 1 (Miyapur to LB Nagar) – are on separate levels. According to the metro company, the station is designed for 100 years of service and its concourse will contain retail stores and entertainment.[4]


MGBS covers 20 acres (81,000 m2) of a 8-hectare (80,000 m2) complex, and was completed at a cost of 13 crore. There are 150 platforms, a 7,380-square-meter waiting room, a 3,455-square-meter shopping complex and a 5,000-square-meter parking area.

Many TSRTC buses in Hyderabad use the station, one of two terminals in the city for long-distance bus service. Corporation buses include Palle Velugu, Express, Deluxe, Super Luxury, Rajadhani A/C, Garuda, Garuda Plus and Vennela A/C Sleeper.


Outdoor above-ground metro station, with parked buses
MGBS metro station
Platforms Buses
1–5 Garuda, Garuda Plus, Vennela, Amaravati, Airavat, Ambaari
6, 7 Bengaluru (TSRTC)
8 Bengaluru (KSRTC)
9 Anantapur, Dharmavaram, Puttaparthi
10, 11 Suryapet, Khammam, Bhadrachalam, Manuguru
12 Sathupalli, Rajamahendravaram, Polavaram
13 Kunta, Bailadilla, Dantewada, Jagdalpur
14, 15 Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Kodad
16, 17 Guntur, Narsaraopet, Chilakurupeta
18–22 Yadagirigutta, Warangal
23 Srisailam
24, 25 Achampeta, Kalvakurti
26 Raichur
27–31 Mahboobnagar, Vanaparti, Narayanpet, Hubballi
32–34 Nagarkurnool, Kollapur, Shadnagar
35, 36 Vijayawada, Tenali, Eluru (TSRTC)
37, 38 Vijayawada, Tenali, Eluru (APSRTC)
39 Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram (TSRTC)
40 Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram (APSRTC)
41, 42 Gadwal, Kurnool, Tirupati, Chittoor (TSRTC)
43–45 Gadwal, Kurnool, Tirupati, Chittoor (APSRTC)
46, 47 Medak, Bansuwada, Bodhan
48–52 Zaheerabad, Narayankhed, Karada, Sholapur, Pune, Mumbai (TSRTC, MSRTC)
53–55 Karimnagar, Godavarikhani, Vemulawada, Asifabad, Mancherial, Siddipet, Manthani
56–58 Nirmal, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Nagpur, Amaravati, Raipur
59–61 Macherla, Manchiryala, Ongole, Chennai
62 Deverakonda
63–65 Parigi, Vikarabad, Tandur
66–75 Arrivals
76–79 City buses


  1. ^ "Gowliguda bus stand: the secular marvel near Musi".
  2. ^ "The Secret History of Hyderabad State of the Nizam (South India; 1724 – 1948)".
  3. ^ "Traffic goes for a toss at Imlibun station". The Hindu. 26 December 2007. Archived from the original on 27 December 2007.
  4. ^ a b c "Hyderabad Metro's Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station-JBS Parade Ground line to be flagged off today". The New Indian Express. The New Indian Express. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2021.