BHOPAL : Unfinished Metal frames, which are left lying on the roads for months in the name of renovation and repair of BRTS Corridor bus terminuses, have become a serious traffic hazard. There have been umpteen cases of two-wheeler riders hitting the frames, particularly in the night and losing balance at various points in the 24-km-long corridor.
Commuters say that it would be better if the frames were prepared in some workshop and brought to the place where they are to be installed only after they are ready. If that is not possible, they should be fabricated on the pavement.
In some cases, the frames are fabricated inside the corridor, thus forcing the buses to use the mixed lane. This creates problems for bus users and causes congestion in mixed lanes.
It is very dangerous as anyone can meet with an accident, particularly in the night. And why should they take months to complete the work? Besides frames, sometimes welding machines are also left lying in the middle of the road. We raised the issue with the corporators but they say we should contact the BRTS authorities”.
Sumit Kumar, 20, vendor
Last Sunday, my friend met with an accident after colliding with a metal frame. Either they should be prepared on the footpath or the work should be completed in the course of a day. It is very dangerous to leave all the material on road. Corporators should take the initiative to solve this problem.”
Jabaz Khan, 20, student It is problematic for commuters. BMC administration should intervene and asked the contractors to fabricate the frames not on roads but in workshops.”
Rajesh Singh, 40, an executive with a private company,