Heavy rains turn Bus Stand Ramban into swampy land, commuters face inconvenience

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/10/2017 11:07:53 PM Regional News

RAMBAN : With the start of long awaited rainy season after a long dry spell, it is started with problems of worst road connectivity and land sliding along the National Highway and on link roads, in the same way Bus Stand Ramban turned into a swampy land just after two days of raining.
The on-set of rainy season has wrecked havoc and totally destroyed the surface of the Bus Stand leaving behind only swampy land. Moreover most of the area is already occupied by the venders and dhaba walas. Though one toilet complex has been built by the Sulabh International, but that is also in worst condition. The water logged on the road just inside as well outside the bus stand presents a bad impression on thousands of passengers, who arrive here from different parts of the state, as they have to pass through the logged water that too filled with mud, to board in buses and taxis.
Official sources said that the district administration has planned to extend the area of existing bus stand few months back by taking the adjoining land of Sericulture Department, but the project is too in cold bag, reason best known to the people sitting on the helm of affairs.
Locals said that if the area of the bust stand will get extended it will reduce the congestion in traffic movement and parking space will also be increased.
However, locals alleged that the administration is not taking any concrete step to develop and maintain the main Bus Stand of district Ramban.
They added that many times we approached the concern department for the proper cleaning and maintaining of it, but they too take it for granted and due to their casual attitude we the common people are suffering.
Nearby shopkeepers said that the Member Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ramban has announced rupees two lakhss for the beautification of the said bus stand a year ago, but till date the work has not been started.
When contacted Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Ramban Ravinder Nath Sadhu said that the project of extension of bus stand is in process and the administration is waiting for transfer of land from Sericulture Department, only after that the work will be started.
He further said that he will direct the concern department to keep the bus stand need and clean.

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