Staff Reporter

Sanitation lacks near Women's College

  • RTC operates 516 trips from Koti bus stop
  • More than 25,000 passengers commute through this area

    Hyderabad: It is regarded as one of the prime bus stops in the city, but the conditions at Women's College bus stop at Koti leave much to be desired.

    Blame it on the callous attitude of commuters and pedestrians or the poor management of city region of APSRTC, a major portion of the Women's College Bus stop at Koti of late is misused as a public toilet.

    The RTC operates 516 trips daily from this bus stop and more than 25,000 passengers commute through this area everyday.

    With unbearable stench enveloping the locality, commuters at the bus stop have a tough time.

    Negligence alleged

    Despite quite a few public toilets in the vicinity of the bus stop, people tend to use part of the bus stop to relieve themselves.

    "It is sheer negligence on the part of RTC authorities. When they cannot prevent misuse of bus stop premises, it would be good to establish a public toilet here for the convenience of commuters," says Local Corporator M. Shanker Yadav.

    But the RTC authorities claim that providing a public toilet at the bus stop would invite other problems like eve teasing and misconduct by miscreants.

    "Special fencing would be erected at the bus stop and additional traffic guides would be deployed to tackle the menace," says RTC City Regional Manager C. Panduranga Murthy.