Filthy conditions at the city's inter-state bus terminal have always been a nightmare for commuters. But, now, even police officers deployed at here have started complaining about the lack of hygiene. This comes after one of the policemen at the chowki fell ill and it is suspected that he is suffering from dengue.
The police post at the bus terminal has three officers, including an assistant sub inspector. Three paramilitary officers have also been deployed on a patrolling duty. "The conditions at the bus stand are not suitable for work. The place is a stink hole and a breeding ground for mosquitoes," said a police officer on the condition of anonymity.
The city transport department had claimed that they will provide modern services, such as STD booths, drinking water, refreshments and toilets for men and women at the Gurgaon bus depot established in 1959.
However, most promises have fallen flat.
"Unkempt platforms, dirty washrooms, shortage of waiting halls, heaps of garbage and lack of basic amenities are synonymous with the bus terminal. The public conveniences are a picture of neglect, causing inconvenience to thousands of passengers visiting the city bus stand everyday," said Deepak Verma, a daily commuter.
Meanwhile, the Haryana transport department said that the bus stand is old and will soon be dismantled. The department has also proposed three new bus stands in the city with ultra-modern facilities. Rajeev Chowk, Sector 29 and Sohna have been identified for this purpose, said a transport department official.