The Chiniot general bus stand is losing customers due to lack of facilities and consumers prefer private bus stands.
The local municipal committee is charged with the responsibility to maintain the bus stand with income generated by charging parking fee from transport owners.
The fee is being collected but maintenance of the bus stand has been neglected.
A passenger said, “It’s almost unbearable to sit in a bus whose seats become very hot due to continuous exposure to the sun as most of the buses here are not air-conditioned.”
Moreover, the waiting room lacks basic amenities such as fans, drinking water, chairs and electricity.
Municipal Committee Chief Officer Mian Anees said, “The waiting area has been declared dangerous and we are planning to construct a new one in this fiscal year.”
“Cleanliness conditions will also be improved and action will be taken against the encroachers, to clear the area,” he also said.