Inadequate Facilities at City/Service Bus Stand in Mangalore: Developmental Works Likely To be Taken up Soon

Inadequate Facilities at City/Service Bus Stand in Mangalore: Developmental Works Likely To be Taken up Soon

Mangalore City South MLA D Vedavyas Kamath conducted an inspection of the city/service bus stand in response to complaints from the public about inadequate facilities. He has assured to take up development works at the earliest through the Mangalore Smart City Mission. Mangalore city Mayor said that he had been receiving complaints from passengers, general public, and the bus owners’ association regarding the inadequate facilities at the bus stand. Several issues were affecting passengers, including the absence of proper roofing, lack of toilet facilities, and the need for speed breakers. Street vendors in the vicinity were also causing inconvenience.

MLA Vedavyas Kamath said that the development of the bus stand involved concreting the entire area at a total cost of about Rs 4 crore. Initially, the plan was to address other basic infrastructure needs at the bus stand using CSR funds. However, the pending tasks, including installing a roof, a display board for bus bays to inform passengers about the route numbers of buses, constructing toilets, setting up a canteen, providing drinking water facilities, and establishing a rest room, will now be undertaken as part of the Smart City Mission. He said that a proposal for these development works will be presented at the upcoming Smart City Board meeting for approval. Further, he said that there are plans to install CCTV cameras, Wi-Fi facilities and passenger seating initiatives that will be taken up with the support of the district minister.

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