Dwarka: Monsoon showers bring bus commuters to halt
As God showers his blessings upon Delhi with rains, bus commuters are busy in renewing their daily routes. The bus commuters could have enjoyed rains like others, but the condition of bus stops are not in their favour.
Bus commuters in Dwarka are forced to stand under ill-maintained bus stops. On a usual day, the absence of the shelter or a damaged roof at the stop may not matter much but, things are opposite when it rains.
People from the Dwarka travel to different locations in Delhi. In order to cater to their demand, the Delhi Transport Corporation has created routes that help different people with different demands. Routes like 764, 765, RL75, 76, 78, 851, etc. go to various regions of the national capital.
Dhananjay Jha a regular commuter from sector 3, Dwarka said, “ The Sector 03 and opposite bus stop are the busiest of all the bus shelters in Dwarka. People from Dwarka, Palam, and Mahavir Enclave take buses from these stops. Their condition is bad. Authorities should repair them as soon as possible. In fact, the repair works should have been completed before the arrival of monsoon.
In some scenarios, there are some stops that have no queue shelters at all. One can find such stops at Sector 4, 12, 13, 14,16,17,18,19,22 and 23. These stops have only a signboard placed at a pole or on a tree. General Secretary of Sukh Dukh Ke Sathi-a social organisation and a resident of New Kanchanjunga Apartments Sector 23, DC Mathur said that a survey to construct bus shelters in the area was done in 2012 by DTC, but nothing happened. “We were a part of that survey and we showed them the places for bus shelters. But that turned out to be a formality only, and nothing happened. They should do it as soon as possible,” said Mathur.
As per the delimitation of the Assembly, Dwarka region falls under different MLAs. The major part of Dwarka is under MLA, Matiala Gulab Singh Yadav. When CitySpidey talked to him he said the shelters would soon be made.