A model bus terminal at Kallahalli

A model bus terminal at Kallahalli

A bus stand in a dilapidated condition at Kallahalli in the city has been given a facelift by Mandya Krishik Lions Club.

There was a small bus stand that was supposed to provide shelter to passengers, where the buses departing to Mysore, Pandavapura and other places used to halt. The bus stand, which was constructed some years ago, had gone weak, and graffiti was found at all places and was covered with cinema posters. Garbage strewn all over turned the place into an eyesore.The bus stand that was constructed spending lakhs of rupees had gone useless.

Inconvenience

Hundreds of passengers had no other option but to wait for buses on roadside, suffering inconvenience during rainy season. Krishik Lions Club of Mandya gave a facelift by spending Rs 2.5 lakh. The bus stand was repainted and seating facility made. The floor too has been changed with tiles said club president K T Hanumanthu.

Information centre

Not only this, the club has ensured that the bus stand also turns into a information centre. The distance to Srirangapatna, Melkote, Muthathi, Gaganachukki and other tourist destinations are clearly written along with Mandya map drawn at the place.

A brief information on the weather condition is seen on one side and the distance to various prominent cities on the other side. The paintings of Jnanpith awardees are an added attraction at the bus stand.

Railway time-table and services rendered by the Lions Club have also been displayed.
Club president Hanumanthu, secretary K Hanumanthaiah, treasurer Lingegowda, Y K Kumar and other members have given a new look to the bus stand. The bus stand was dedicated to the public on Sunday.

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