Bus stand row: Citizens take to streets

Bus stand row: Citizens take to streets

All shops near the bus stand remain closed in Hassan

The protest march passed through main roads of the city and culminated at the Deputy Commissioner’s office, where a memorandum was submitted.

The protesters contended that shifting of the bus stand had hit women, senior citizens, students and office-goers in one or the other way.

The delay in the construction of railway overbridge (ROB) at the railway crossing was causing hardship to citizens.

The traffic is put into a fix, due to closure of gates as and when the trains pass through that crossing. Besides, the road leading to the new bus stand is also in a poor state and also lacked proper basic amenities.

They urged the government to operate all the buses to rural areas and extension areas in the city from the existing bus stand.

The traders demanded justice since they have spent lakhs of rupees to open the shops near that stand.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Subramanya who received the memorandum, promised to look into their demands after discussing the matter with senior officials of the KSRTC.

The protesters warned of intensifying their agitation if their demands were not met.
MLA H S Prakash, District JD(S) unit president H K Javaregowda and others led the stir.


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