ISLAMABAD: The capital’s citizens on Monday expressed their concern over the miserable condition of passengers van stops and demanded their urgent overhauling from Capital Development Authority (CDA). The waiting sheds constructed by Civic Authority a long time ago to facilitate passengers are in dilapidated condition and require urgent attention to make the facility practical. Anwar Aftab at Abpara stop, while taking to APP while appreciating the facility a blessing in all weather extremes called for their maintenance and cleanliness by the CDA’s relevant departments. A lady passenger, requesting not to be named, said they were happy when the facility was established as they were able to wait a van with ease while sitting. She however complained the space must be customised for dedicated portion for female travelers. CDA Work Secretariat Director Miam Muhammad said his department renovates multiple stops but regretted that paucity of fund was hampering work.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 4th, 2018.