Commuters and locals face extreme inconvenience at Kishtwar Municipal Bus Stand, amid lack of sanitation and other amenities.
Locals say the busy bus stand, located in the heart of the town, lacks almost all the necessities like drinking water, toilets, seating arrangement etc, apart from utter lack of proper sanitation.
"In absence of proper seating arrangements at the bus stand, people, especially the female commuters suffers a lot, non availability of public toilets, encroachment of available space by shopkeepers, lack of security arrangements and absence of sign boards for bus routes and directions continue to haunt them for several years", a local resident said.
The locals alleged that the district administration including municipality are showing non-seriousness in upgrading infrastructure of the bus stand "The central location of the bus stand keeps it busy round the clock, yet it is devoid of amenities that have to be in place," said another local resident, Chander.
"Commuters have to take shelter under the shade near the shops or stand behind the parked buses to escape from scorching sun", he added.
Another local said the hawkers and pavement vendors have encroached upon the space close to the buses and create inconvenience for the commuters who board or alight from buses.
There is not even one municipality water tap in the bus stand while deep potholes make it impossible to walk during rainy season, the locals complained and urged the concerned authorities to take measures for providing basic amenities to people.