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Summer’s here but no bus shelters in sight

Be prepared to brave the heat as you wait for buses or autos at busy crossings in the city. As the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and the transport department pass the buck, the plan to set up bus shelters for commuters has failed to take off.

gurgaon Updated: Mar 27, 2012 01:32 IST
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Be prepared to brave the heat as you wait for buses or autos at busy crossings in the city. As the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and the transport department pass the buck, the plan to set up bus shelters for commuters has failed to take off.

At present, the city needs about 50 bus shelters on various roads, including the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.

Huda, that was supposed to construct the shelters, said it had floated tenders a few years ago. Yet, not a single bus shelter can be seen on the 18-km stretch from the Delhi-Gurgaon border toll plaza to Kherki Daula or at Iffco Chowk.

The five-kilometre stretch from Guru Dronacharya Metro Station to Iffco Chowk has no bus stops too.

Huda administrator Praveen Kumar said he will look into the matter and ensure bus shelters are constructed in six months.

Earlier, Huda had said that a four-member committee will be set up to address the issue.

The then administrator Nitin Yadav said the civic body had asked GM Roadways to identify locations.

“We estimated that Gurgaon needs around 50 bus shelters as there are five routes and each has 10-15 identifiable bus stop points,” said Haryana Roadways general manager (Gurgaon) Yashinder Singh.