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Commuters decry absence of waiting sheds

02 March 2019  

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KATHMANDU: While the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has been talking about the smart city and smart waiting shed, city commuters in Kathmandu are compelled to stand on the crammed pavement and streets while waiting for crowded public transports.

Either the passenger sheds are in a dilapidated state or they are occupied by street vendors, or there are none causing sufferings for the commuters.

Despite government efforts to fix hitches the problems, passengers continue to face difficulties, mostly during peak hours.

Khabarhub came across serpentine queues at Ratna Park waiting for public transport. Moreover, there were cases of overloading along the routes such as Ratna Park-Narayanthan, Ratna Park-Tinkune route, among others.

“We have been experiencing this every day,” Ram Acharya of Budhanilakantha told Khabarhub, who was in the queue waiting for a public transport adding such a situation is common during morning and evening hours.

When asked to shed light on the experiences, most of the passengers said, “Imagine the situation during the rainy season.”

Many passengers have to say that public transport is so packed they even could not breathe properly. But they said the passengers have no option but to get into the overcrowded buses and micros.

Meanwhile, Spokesperson at the KMC, Ishwor Man Dangol said they are planning to establish smart waiting sheds considering the passengers’ trouble.

“We have formed a separate team to study about the location and the condition of the sheds and submit a report,” he said adding, “The team will submit the report in a week.”

The smart waiting sheds will have all information such as the arrival and departure of buses, routes, and fare, among others.

Publish Date : 02 March 2019 02:35 AM

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