Lack of shelters bothers citizens along Hesaraghatta Rd

Lack of shelters bothers citizens along Hesaraghatta Rd

Lack of shelters at bus stops along the 15-kilometre Hesaraghatta Main Road has greatly inconvenienced citizens using public transport.

From five kilometres till Chikkabanavara, they have to wait for the bus under the scorching sun and during heavy rain. Bagalagunte, Bone Mill, Sapthagiri College, AGB Layout and Widia School are among the stops without a shelter.

“We are at a danger of being mowed down by speeding vehicles,” said Pavan Kumar, a resident of Bagalagunte, noting that the hazard of waiting on the roadside for buses has been continuing for several years now, with no official bothering to put up a shelter.

Susheela, a senior citizen residing in AGB Layout, said BMTC buses never stop at the designated spots due to lack of shelters. “Drivers of mofussil buses from Hesaraghatta are very rash,” she noted.

Commuters want shelters to be put up at this stretch with seating facilities for the elderly citizens, students and women. Lack of shelters also affects students who have to board and alight the buses at various points.

What BBMP says...

BBMP chief engineer, Dasarahalli zone, Vijayakumar N said there was a proposal to widen the road, which did not happen.

“If the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) comes up with a proposal, we are ready to put up shelters under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode,” he said.