Commuters badly miss waiting zone near Fish Roundabout

0
1164

By M. M. Ebrahim, Gulf News ReaderĀ  www.gulfnews.com

There used to be a bus station with two air-conditioned shelters located near the Fish Roundabout in Deira.

    *  Out in the open Without a proper shelter, commuters waiting for buses at the Union Metro Station are having a hard time, according to Gulf News reader M.M. Ebrahim.     * Image Credit: M.M. Ebrahim/Gulf News Reader
* Out in the open Without a proper shelter, commuters waiting for buses at the Union Metro Station are having a hard time, according to Gulf News reader M.M. Ebrahim. * Image Credit: M.M. Ebrahim/Gulf News Reader

The bus stop had been around for a long time but the opening of the Union Metro Station in September 2009 saw the bus stop moved in front of the station.

The two old air-conditioned shelters, however, still stand where they used to but are of little use to anyone. In contrast, commuters waiting for buses in front of the Union Metro Station are forced to stand in the open.

This is one of the biggest Metro stations in Dubai. Yet, the bus stop in this area is an old-fashioned one.

If the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) removed the two air-conditioned shelters from the Fish Roundabout area and reinstalled them in front of the Union Metro Station, they would no doubt bring some relief to regular commuters.

I hope the RTA will take action at the earliest.

The reader is a security supervisor based in Dubai

Be a citizen reporter. Tell us what is happening in your community. Write to us or send us your videos and pictures at readers@gulfnews.com