Lack of bus shelters raise grave concerns
The scorching heat has become unbearable for the citizens and to commute in the afternoon hours is becoming difficult as days pass. However, for commuters traveling by buses it is another ordeal with lack of bus shelters and hence people are confining themselves to their houses.
Balaji Nagar: The scorching heat has become unbearable for the citizens and to commute in the afternoon hours is becoming difficult as days pass. However, for commuters traveling by buses it is another ordeal with lack of bus shelters and hence people are confining themselves to their houses. With the temperatures touching 42 degree Celsius, people commuting by buses are suffering due to lack of bus shelters at several areas including, Balaji Nagar, Kukatpally, Hitex Junction.
But there are also cases where commuters stand in the open, even though there are shelters. Also, some of the bus stops are in bad condition such as Kukatpally bustop were people sit on broken chair though they have filed several complaints to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) no action had been taken so far.
The officials said, “As of now, new bus shelters are being built and the existing shelters are being repaired. As per the instructions of Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K T Rama Rao, the civic body will modernise 826 bus shelters. Works have already started in several areas including Moosapet, Miyapur and Hitec city.”
Sneha, who commutes from Malkajgiri to Hitec city regularly said, “I wish they would consider using the centrally located bus stops at Hitec city and the main road of Malkajgiri. There are no shelters at several bus stops which is making it more difficult for us to wait due to the heat waves. If there are any shelters then the condition of bus stop is bad.”
Sarath a B Tech student said, “While going to home I always face difficulty while catching a bus because of three things one due to the scorching sun, secondly, we do not have proper bus stands and further we do not have shelter at bus stops at which we have to stand for long hours and thirdly RTC drivers do not stop buses at particular stops they often stop at the middle of the road or at the signal. Yet, there is no action by the government officials.”
BY Vandana Sharma