PONDA: Goa Forward Party has invited the attention of the government over the pathetic condition of the KTC bus stand.
Goa Forward leader Durgadas Kamat wrote to the Chief Secretary of the Goa Government, inviting attention to the pathetic condition of the KTC Bus Stand.
The commuters travelling from Ponda KTC Bus have stood crying for the government’s attention for the past year, but sadly, despite this, the authorities have ignored this issue.
Kamat demanded immediate and decisive action to rectify this appalling situation.
“The renovation of the Kadamba Bus Stand and its pathetic roads must be completed on a war footing, without any further delay,” he said.
Kamat said authorities take swift and effective measures to expedite the roof works to adequately protect passengers during the upcoming monsoon season.
After facing a lot of hardship, commuters demand work on KTC sheds at war footing to provide shelter to them in the rain. The commuters even questioned why government always boast of working on Antoday basis, i.e working for the poorest of the poor, and why the KTC bus stand is neglected by Aam admi.
It may be recalled that last year the government declared the KTC bus stand shed unsafe for passengers and barricaded it to prohibit entry of commuters due to the loose structure posing a risk of collapse.
Later, the government began renovation work, and it was told to complete repair work on Shed and strengthen its structure in one year. Still, after working for a few months, the contractor abandoned the work, the reason best known to Authorities.
In the past two months, the contractor has again started repair work with few workers. The businessmen, motorcycle pilots and Rickshaw operators claimed that due to pathetic conditions, some interstate buses are alighting passengers on the main road and are not getting customers for the business. They also said that more than a small temporary bus stop, like a shed, is needed for many commuters and forced to stay in the open or below trees.
Meanwhile, when contacted the Officials of the Directorate of Transport, he said they had written to PWD, which is doing renovation work, to complete it at the earliest.