First Published 28 Aug 2017
It is a rare scene to see a city bus stopping at the designated bus stop. The city of over 10 lakhs souls needs hundreds of Bus shelters but the city has only a few to count and the ones that exist are used by beggars and others to give themselves shelter.
Traffic policemen can be rarely seen forcing the drivers to halt at bus terminals for which they are designated and built.
A fantastic sentence written on every Japanese bus stop -Only buses stop here- not your time. But in our case the bus never stops at there is a bus shelter. The New bus stop at RPD with Cafeteria and wifi is useless if the buses dont stop at the stop and one can always see cars and bikes parked.
The scene at Gogte circle is always of chaos as the City Bus and also the inter city bus drivers stop just after the turn near Desai Building stopping all the traffic coming from Congress road and Basveshwar Circle.
The bus shelter is there about 25 mtrs away but these great drivers feel ashamed to stop at the Bus stop I guess.
Today as well the city bus stops somewhat away from the circle but again not at the bus shelter and caused a traffic chaos and at the same time another city bus coming from the over bridge rammed into a car and damaged it.
The police and the NWKRTC are never bothered to solve this basic issue even after years. There is CCTV cameras at Gogte circle have the police fined the bus drivers for this ?