Shimla’s old bus- stand literally rotting , thanks to the public and authorities


Inspite of the complaint made to HRTC and MC Shimla, none of the two govt departments paid attention to the deterieorating condition of Old ISBT in Shimla,

These days, Shimla is enjoying the proud of having a newly built ISBT. It’s looks clean, properly planned, spacious and more sophisticated. Let’s see how long it remains so, especially, when it’s about dealing with Indian public.

Take the old bust stand of Shimla as an example, and have a look at all the images uploaded here. We had already submitted a complaint to HRTC authorities and MC Shimla regarding a path that requires attention, but as usual, it hasn’t been attended till date. Therefore, HW thought of giving them a reminder with some more evidences to support our complaint.

Old ISBT at Shimla repeats the same scene everyday from the past many years- garbage all around, monkeys and dogs investigating for food, and, of course, it stinks too. But, the public never mind it and has adapted to it quite successfully. Old ISBT is one of the busiest spot, and requires the garbage container and the dustbins to be emptied many times a day. However, the authorities don’t bother to ensure even that.

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The very backside of parking lot, the place has been turned into an open air urinal, a popular zone for the smokers and dopers. It’s been same from years. Despite the fact, that the bus stand has a big public toilet, many would pee behind the buses. No surprise, it’s one of the most valuable and regular habit of Indian public.

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Those broken tiles, damaged protective walls and pits in the main parking space, have been seeking maintenance from quite a while.

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Most of us won’t find the issue that much intense, but it in reality, it’s one of the most ridiculous habits the public in Shimla displays. The public and authorities here have accepted the uncivilized practices as part of their cultural heritage. Shimla is a one wonderful town, the capital of Himachal. Treat it as such, especially, when the State economy relies heavily on tourism.

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