2 injured when plaster fell from the ceiling of the bus station | Coimbatore News
Coimbatore: Two passengers, who were waiting for a bus at the Gandhipuram city bus station, were injured on Friday morning after cement plaster from the ceiling fell on them.
This was the second such incident reported at the bus station in a month. The injured passengers were hospitalized for treatment.
Following the incident, the city commissioner, Raja Gopal Sunkara, asked the authorities to check the stability of the structure and take appropriate measures.
Stating that there are many cracks in the ceiling, a passenger called on the government to immediately carry out repair work to keep everyone safe.
A bus driver at the terminal said: âA similar incident took place at platform number two a few weeks ago. No one was injured during the accident. It is high time that the municipality carried out a study on the stability of the building to ensure that such incidents do not recur.
âThere are a number of cracks in platform number one. Our level of fear of waiting at the terminal has increased after today’s incident, âsaid B Arjunan, a regular passenger.
A few passengers also complained about poor sanitary facilities and lack of cleanliness. They said spitting on the platforms was rampant. Sanitary workers should be deployed and the place should be cleaned regularly, they demanded.
J Sargunam, a passenger, said: âA coin-operated machine that was installed for pay toilets has not been in operation for many years now. In addition, toilets for disabled people are locked. The one that is currently functional requires periodic cleaning.