Dwarka: A bus shelter in Dwarka Sector 3 is in pathetic condition for a long period. It is operating with a damaged rooftop diluting the idea of giving proper shelter to people and is rusty. It was in the same state three years ago. This is the bus shelter in front of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology in Sector 3.
Residents and commuters angrily informed that the rooftop has been in damaged condition for more than three years now. After looking at the condition of bus shelters in Dwarka, it can be said that this kind of facility will be tough to implement at ground level.
The bus shelters across Dwarka are not properly managed. The new initiative can only be implemented properly when the existing infrastructure will be maintained perfectly.
Lalit Yadav, a resident of Sector 3, said, “Bus shelters are not just waiting areas for commuters but a place that makes them aware of the city’s transport system. I see many people standing near the bus stops unaware of the routes. It's important that these stands are in good condition.”
During the rainy season, people find it difficult to stand under the shelter to board a bus of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).
Similarly, in the route of RL 75, the bus stops are missing in Sector - 13/14. At many places, the bus stops have been marked with a small board hanging on poles at the central verge on Master Plan Roads across Dwarka. Such boards are very difficult to spot and the bus drivers do not care to stop at these bus stops.
Suhail Saify, a resident of Sector 3 said, “You can look at the bus shelters in Sector 3 as they are in a pathetic state. If they want to make the initiative successful, they must maintain these bus shelters first.”
The bus shelter's pathetic condition is raising several questions on the approach of the authorities.