In an effort to provide better services to commuters, the district administration has planned to construct 112 bus shelters on seven routes in the city. The timing of local buses will be displayed at these shelters.
In a meeting with officials, deputy commissioner PC Meena said the intra-city bus service has been successful. He said the transport department has received several proposals from the public to start such a service in other parts of the city.
The possibility of using these bus shelters for displaying advertisements was also being explored.
Haryana Roadways (Gurgaon depot) GM Yashender Singh said as many as 29 bus shelters would be constructed on the route from the local bus stand to Kendriya Vihar, 25 shelters on Bus Stand-IMT Manesar route, 18 on Gurgaon railway station-HUDA City Centre Metro station route, 16 on Bus Stand-Dundahera route, 10 on HUDA City Centre Metro station-Badshahpur route and seven each on Bus Stand-Palam Vihar and Bus Stand-Basai Chowk routes.
Residents had been demanding construction of these bus shelters as they had no option but to wait for buses under the scorching sun. “This is a good step. The shelters should have proper route information. Currently, I am not aware that at what time bus will come and where should I stand to catch the bus. As there is no shelter or even a signboard to indicate a bus stop, we are clueless about where the buses halt," said Rohit Sharma, a daily commuter.
Meena said the queue shelters were needed at these locations to help the commuters while waiting for their buses.