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NATURe's gift: A tree comes in handy as a shelter for commuters at the Langer Houz bus stop. - Photo: ASIF YAR KHAN
NATURe's gift: A tree comes in handy as a shelter for commuters at the Langer Houz bus stop. - Photo: ASIF YAR KHAN

The GHMC remains in the bad books of the citizens, but here is a classic case where in the corporation is drawing in applause. Thanks to a sapling planted by the authorities a few years ago, it has grown into a tree that shields scores of commuters at the Langer Houz bus stop.

The absence of a bus shelter is always a cause of worry for local commuters, though it brims with people all through the day and a good part of the evenings. Yet there is no facility for people to sit comfortably or at least take shelter in times of adverse weather conditions.

“The tree serves as a shelter for the past many months, if not for the tree waiting for the bus would have been a difficult task,” says Murali, a student.

“The authorities should have put up a shelter considering the attendance at the place, but hardly do they care for the people,” says Umakanth, a private employee.

Though there is enough shade at the bus stop thanks to the tree, but standing and waiting for a bus remains to be a difficult task for senior citizens. The people can be seen adjusting themselves on the pavements.

“At times the juice vendor offers me a stool,” says Basava Raju, a senior citizen.

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