On Rajiv Gandhi Salai, commuters wait for bus shelters
During peak summer and the monsoon season, commuters on Rajiv Gandhi Salai feel the lack of bus shelters. From Tidel Park bus stop to the end of Old Mahabalipuram Road, there is not a single concrete bus shelter.
Pandals were erected at bus stops such as Kandachavadi, Perungudi and Thoraipakkam, but they were not good enough protection against heavy downpours – as was discovered when the city received sharp showers recently.
“At one of the Kannagi Nagar stops, a bus shelter was made with palm leaves but a month ago it was removed. We have little choice but to brave the sun,” says S. Lakshmi, who commutes regularly from Kannagi Nagar to Perungudi. Many other commuters say promises of swanky shelters on the stretch have remained promises.
Last year, the Tamil Nadu Road Development Company said it would install 54 bus shelters on either side of Rajiv Gandhi Salai.