Residents of Sector 10 have constructed five bus shelters to protect school-going children and their parents from the scorching heat in the summer.
The resident welfare association (RWA) spent Rs3 lakh from the association funds for constructing the shelters.
The shelters have been constructed at points that are most likely to be used by school children — at the entry point from Pataudi Road side, near Euro School, close to the community centre, T-point at Sakhi Chowk and near the entry-exit point from Umang Bhardwaj Chowk.
These bus shelters have seating facility and waterproof sheds. In the absence of these shelters, school children and their parents used to stand in the open, bearing heat and rains alike.
“We had been thinking about constructing these bus shelters since a long time. We even approached Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) administrator Praveen Kumar,” said HP Kaushik, president of Sector 10 RWA.
“Though he had assured us that the shelters would be constructed from Huda funds, we wanted no delay. As his promise was not met in a month’s time, we took things in our hands. We collected money from residents and completed the construction work in 20 days,” he added.
Residents are of the view that nearly 110 school buses daily ply through sector roads.
Another reason for constructing the shelters was to uplift the area around these spots which earlier used to be dotted with garbage and filth.
“We would also beautify the surrounding areas of the bus shelters by doing plantation work. We will maintain the bus shelters on our own,’ said Naresh Kumar, a RWA member.