Udupi, Nov 12, 2014: The Udupi DC R Vishal, visited KSRTC bus stand and surroundings only to be shocked to note the place filled with garbage and filth. He directed CMC Commissioner to maintain cleanliness and also carry out regular inspections.
While giving a hearing to the grievances of the bus commuters, the DC was surprised to know that the bus stop is not only hub of untidiness, but also it is the avenue of serious criminal atecedents. He directed the officers to repair the floor and to take measures to clean toilets. He instructed the KSRTC officer in the bus stand to arrange security personnel.
The passengers also complained over the beggar menace and also problems created by drunkards who take shelter in the bus stop. They create disturbance and harass passengers. The passengers also complained that the CMC is not taking any initiative to maintain cleanliness measures and there are no toilets worth the name.
The DC said that he would ensure better facilities and directed the CMC Commissioner to make the bus shelter passenger friendly and safer.
He later visited the city bus stop, which is another hub for all sort of irregularities. He asked the passengers and also the bus drivers and conductors to share their inconvenience. The issue of matka - unethical gambling was brought to the notice of the DC and he assured that he will take up the issue with the superintendent of police.
He also added that he will direct the police chief to take action against the criminals. On responding to the problems of the drivers over the route diversion at taluk panchayat, which creates chaos, the DC said that he would take action based on public convenience. Hopefully the new DC will not be shifted out sooner than expected.