Thursday, August 12, 2010

No bus shelters on this road

No bus shelters on this road

Y Maheswara Reddy First Published : 12 Aug 2010 01:18:07 AM IST
BANGALORE: The joy of residents of Kathalpalya, Nagenpalya, Byappanahalli and surrounding areas knew no bounds when the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) constructed a road connecting Maruthi Sevanagar and Old Madras Road.
They also welcomed the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC)’s proposal to introduce four buses (No. 122, 123, 412 and 8) ensuring them a hassle-free travel to other areas of Bangalore.
“The bus facility is a boon for us because we had to go to the Banaswadi Main Road to catch a bus to Shivaji Nagar. Now the bus stop is very close to our area,” said a resident of Nagenpalya.
However, there is no bus shelter on this three-kilometre stretch, thus making it difficult for the commuters to use it during summer and monsoon.
“We have to take shelter at a nearby tea stall whenever it rains. It will be a great help if the BBMP or any organisation comes forward to construct a bus shelter here,” said Sadashiva, a commuter.
A number of commuters wait at the entrance of the main road near Old Madras Road. No effort has been made to construct bus shelters for the benefit of commuters.
“During rains, we are left with no option but take shelter under the Namma Metro structure. I want the corporator take immediate steps to construct a bus shelter here,” Sharadamma of Kathalpalya said.
R Rajendran, Corporator of Maruthi Seva Nagar, has said that the BBMP has plans to construct two bus shelters, one at Nagenahalli bus stop and other near the Fire Station. “I had already discussed the matter with BBMP authorities. The work will commence shortly. Talks are on with advertisement agencies to utilise the proposed bus shelters for advertisement purpose,” Rajendran added.


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