Malfunctioning air-conditioning services in many bus shelters in the city have left bus commuters enraged, reports 'Khaleej Times'.
The bus shelters built completely with metal becomes too hot to handle and the temperature inside increases at least 4 to 5 degrees than the temperature outside.
In the sweltering heat the commuters are left with no choice but to stand out and wait till the bus arrives.
Commuters in many part of the city are unhappy with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and urges them to fix the issue.
According to the RTA, there are around 900 AC bus shelters across the city, out of which 770 are operational. But commuters allege that many of the 770 ‘operational shelters’ have either non-performing ACs or the ACs are switched off. Complains lodged through the RTA Call Centre have yielded no result.
RTA is working Right Angle (the company that is operating bus shelters on RTA’s behalf) to get all the bus shelters working. With ever increasing bus stops the RTA has quite a task at hand. RTA also attributed the non-working of ACs in some shelters to vandalism and lack of responsibility shown by commuters.