Mangaluru, Oct 03, 2018: Mangaluru City Corporation has begun constructing nine bus shelters in the city under Smart City mission. They are part of the 46 proposed to be constructed in the city under the mission, according to Mohammed Nazir, managing director, Mangaluru Smart City Ltd., a special purpose vehicle (SPV), a company floated for implementing the projects under the mission.
The shelters would be of three types. Type A would have an e-toilet. They would be 13.5 m long. Type B would have no e-toilet and they would be 11.5 m long. Type C also would have no e-toilet and their length would be 8.5 m.
All shelters would have a common width of 2.4 m. In addition, all of them would have interactive display and real-time indicator in common, he said. SPV’s Nazir, who is also the Commissioner of Mangaluru City Corporation, said that of the nine shelters, A type shelters would come up in front of St. Agnes College and near Hotel Lalith International in Surathkal. B type shelters would be built at Kavoor Junction, Mullakadu, Mannagudda Gurji Centre, Panjimogaru-Vidyanagar Cross, near Bharat Mall and at KIADB Baikampady Industrial Area. A C type shelter would come up at Paldane.
Of them, the construction of shelters at Bharat Mall, Surathkal and Baikampady have temporarily come to a halt due to land issues, he said.
The Commissioner said that in addition, eight bus shelters along Nehru Maidan Road between Clock Tower and A.B. Shetty Circle would be rebuilt under the mission.
But, people wonder if the buses will stop at the bus shelters or as per their own whims and fancies.