Bus shelter remains to be elusive for commuters at Lalapet bus stop.
In the absence of a bus shelter, people are forced to stand in the available shady space in front of shops in the locality.
The bus stop brims with people owing to its location in the midst of thickly populated colonies.
It sees a good turnout of children, elderly and the women. The rush is more during the mornings and the afternoons.
“The authorities have put up bus shelters where they are hardly needed but have missed out the places where they are urgently needed,” says Rameshwar Rao, a senior citizen from Lalapet.
“At times unable to withstand the hardship we hire an auto or opt for some sharing auto in-spite of possessing a monthly bus pass,” says Narshimham, a private employee.
Though the men could adjust themselves in the vicinity and hurry up to catch a bus, the women are deprived of this opportunity. “We have no option but to use an umbrella or wait in the sun, we cannot dare to stand near the shops,” says B. Anuradha, a student.
The situation is no different on the opposite side of the Ram theatre where a bus shelter does exists but is hardly used by the commuters as it remains in a shamble and could also be dangerous for the commuters..