Mangaluru: Shortage of bus shelters at stops in smart city, passengers toil in sun, rain

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Mar 15: In some spots there are two or three bus stops with shelter and in other places where more people wait for buses, no such bus stops exist. This is the pathetic state of bus commuters in the smart city as there are not enough bus shelters at designated bus stops in terms of the numbers. Public is made to stand in the hot sun during summer or get drenched in the rain during monsoon.

There is no bus shelter in the stops in the heart of the city from Ambedkar Circle to Bunts Hostel, where hundreds of people board buses. The plight of the elderly and children is worse.

No bus shelters are provided at the stops in busy areas like Ballalbagh, PVS junction, K S Rao road, Yeyyadi, Bejai, Wenlock, near Besant College and Valencia. There are only three bus stops near Ladyhill and Kadri, where the public is less in number. People's representatives are least bothered as they move around the city in their swanky cars.

If the public wait for buses in nearby buildings they are unable to see the approaching private buses. For the eldery people and women it is even more tougher and challenging as the bus leaves the stop by the time they come near it. In Ballalbagh, public wait for buses on the footpath itself as there is no bus shelter at the stop although there is ample space for it.

Mayor Jayananda Anchan says, “Work on constructing bus shelters is in progress in the city. Member of MCC should try to provide fundamental infrastructure in their respective wards. In some places, there is opposition to build bus shelters. In such areas the local corporator has to convince the public.”




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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, Mar 16 2023

    At Surathkal, front of Govinda Dasa College, there is one high-tech bus stop as a result of the initiative taken by MLA Bharat Shetty. Why can’t our corporators take similar steps to construct suitable bus stops in their respective localities?

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 16 2023

    Shortage? They literally destroyed all the previous bus shelters in the name of smart city. Many bus stands don't even have a place to stand now. The MLA himself should be made to stand on the bus stands in this heat. His belly will reduce a bit

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  • Bharath, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 16 2023

    I actually doubt if our govt truely knows what is "smart city" ?? Smart city is not digging the roads and getting concreted, but it is something that the city has to expand by length and width, which shall make the traffic flow easier, commuting becomes easier and life can be enjoyed with peace. In india, smart city is just seemed to be like each of the elected MLA only develops his area roads and raise big buildings, whilest the city still gets congested more and more. Soon it shall be very difficult for people of mangalore even to travel 1 km, which shall not take less than 1 hours time. In the same of highway and smart city, decades ago planted trees are getting chopped up and none are taking the responsibility of planting new trees in its place. Imagining the climatic condition in the next few years is going to scary.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Mar 16 2023

    dont speak about such silly things to mcc....complaint only in case of love jihad, beef transportation etc etc...

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 15 2023

    Absolutely right not shortage, but bus shelters have disappeared in the name of the blessed "smart city". The whole of St. Mother Teresa road Falnir, there are no bus shelters except for one at Avery junction small one, smallest in Mangalore. The corporators are not concerned since they do not live in the wards they are elected from or travel by private vehicles.

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Wed, Mar 15 2023

    Adani SBI LIC looteye...40% karnataka bjpee Govt looteyer..Bhakts still enjoying achhe din 😂 😆

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