A tale of two bus bays at Chennai Central

A view of the busbay. Photo: V. Ganesan

A view of the busbay. Photo: V. Ganesan  


These facilities have to be made commuter-friendly

Two bays have been created for Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses at the Chennai Central Railway Station. One bay is meant for buses coming from Tambaram, Villivakkam, Adyar, and Mandaveli and proceeding towards George Town and other areas in North Chennai; and the other for those originating at Central and heading towards Thiruvanmiyur and Thiruporur.

One lacks a seating arrangement and a shelter; the other has both, but what has been provided is inadequate. This is where buses towards Thiruvanmiyur and Thiruporur originate and they can accommodate only a few commuters. However, on an average, over 50 commuters wait at this shelter to board their route numbers.

Now, summer in Chennai is almost at its peak and commuters at these bays can be seen shielding themselves from the fury of the sun with whatever they can take hold of. Some commuters stand on the opposite side, near the MTC monthly commuters’ passes counter and rush in when their route numbers enter the bay, which is often not a safe thing to do.

These bus bays come under the maintenance and planning of Greater Chennai Corporation. An official from the civic body has promised to do the needful.

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Printable version | Jan 19, 2020 10:05:54 PM |

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