KARKALA : The new bus stand of Karkala at Bandimutt too has come under criticism for lack
of adequate facilities to the commuters, despite the fact that the bus stand was recently shifted to
Bandimutt from the old bus stand which was in utter chaos.
Citizens are complaining that the new bus stand was devoid of several basic amenities right from
a good lavatory. Though one lavatory has been provided, people are still confused if it was a
lavatory for men or women As only men are using it at present, women are seen hesitating to
enter the lavatory. It has also been complained that the shelter for the passengers was very small
forcing many of the passengers to stand out in the open.
Though the Bandimutt bus stand proposal has been lying in the cold storage since the past ten
days mainly owing to lack of consensus between the ruling and opposition members, the all of
as sudden shifting of the bus stand under the present rule has raised several doubts. Meanwhile,
there has also arisen a strong doubt if the land mafia was behind the shifting of the bus stand to
Bandimutt from the heart of the city
There has also come up a good suggestion to put even the old bus stand in the heart of the town
to good use. As the KSRTC buses as well as other far distance buses are presently seen parked
in a haphazard manner in various places of the town, they could be made to occupy the old bus
stand area. This would also put the old bus stand to use instead of keeping it vacant in a prime
land, feel many members of the general public.