Maintenance of Bus stationsEven a very small town like Chittoor in AP, has a fairly big bus station. The station is maintained quite neatly. Am also told that in other parts of the State, the bus stations are maintained so well.
Ditto for Karnataka. In every major city, I have always observed that even the rest rooms are very clean. The private buses that ply between Bangalore and Mumbai, do stop at many places. Each of these motels have rest rooms that are maintained so well.
However, Koyembedu, the huge bus station in Chennai, which is supposed to be the largest in Asia, is so shabby. The private party is doing its best, but the people are totally irresponsible,
One finds litter everywhere. The situation is the same everywhere. Should be start right from the school and college levels to educate people? How about imposing fines on anybody spitting in public places? Should we have volunteers enrolled to police people and impose fines?
For instance, some senior citizens and unemployed youth could be paid a very small salary and part of the fines collected everyday. They would do a good job. They should be empowered to collect spot fines starting from just Rs.30/-. Once this discipline is imposed, the bus stations will become more clean.
The basic salary can be paid by some Corporate, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility activities. What do members have to say on this? Such fines should be or can imposed in every major city.