Wednesday, March 03, 2010

BBMP stops replacing old bus shelters

BBMP stops replacing old bus shelters

The BBMP has decided to stop dismantling old bus stands in response to Bangalore Mirror’s March 2 story ‘The Great Bus Shelter Scam’.
The story exposed the civic body’s plan to replace bus shelters across the city as a waste of tax payers’ money.
In a letter to Bangalore Mirror, the BBMP said, “The BBMP has instructed the tenderers to stop the work of dismantling old bus shelters immediately.
“The BBMP will re-examine the stability of the old bus shelters and take a decision on replacing them.”
The BBMP, however, maintained that the dismantled bus shelters were replaced as they were past their life span.
“The average life span is between seven and eight years. These bus shelters need to be replaced with new ones the new bus stands will be built in collaboration with the BMTC on a revenue-sharing basis.
The BBMP will continue to manage existing ones, which were built under the Develop Build Own Operate and Transfer (DBOOT) system.


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