A difficult stand for the public

Published : 11:23 am  April 19, 2016 | No comments so far |  |  (1542) reads | 

Untitled-7TEXT & PICS BY DAYARATHNA PATHIRANA The second phase of the Panadura bus depot development project, was initiated at an estimated cost of Rs. 80 million, the Urban Development Authority (UDA) said. While commuters and pedestrians commended the initiation of the second phase of the depot development programme, they also complained of the lack of wash-room facilities in the premises.

The Urban Development Authority (UDA) stated the facility is to be constructed under the second phase. The premises is used by at least 300,000 individuals a day. Commuters have taken to doing their businesses in the surrounding area, which has now resulted the area being surrounded in a foul stench. Children, women and the clergy have been severely inconvenienced by it. An employee at the depot, who wished to remain anonymous, said the need for public wash-rooms was necessary before the development programme began. “However, they didn’t make one during the first phase of the project either,” the employee said. UDA Deputy Director (WP) Prasada Ranaweera confirmed that public wash-rooms had not been constructed as yet, but would do so within two months.