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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Essay : A Bus Stop

A Bus Stop
A bus-stand is a specified place where the service buses spend their rest-hours or wherefrom they start duty or where the buses stop to pick and drop passengers. A bus stop hums with life and activity.

General description:
A bus stop is an interesting place. There are always passengers at the bus stops. During the peak hours there is a huge rush at the bus stops. Everyone is in a hurry. Some people stand in a queue. Some people stand all around. Some are talking, reading newspapers. Some discuss politics and law and order problem, while others were discussing about the rising prices. As soon as the bus arrives, all the passengers run to board it. There was pushing and pulling. Buses are always overcrowded during peak time. Pick-pockets have their day at such hours.
In a bus-stand, one will be happy to see the galaxy of automobiles. A number of buses halt in the bus-stand. They are placed in a nice order during their rest hours. During the working hour, many buses start from the bus-stand and buses come into it. The peculiar sound of these buses are well-known to us the smell of their burning diesel and the displace dust particles are very annoying to the people present at the bus-stand. There we see many drivers, conductors and cleaners moving about.
All sorts of people can be seen at a bus stop. Some are impatient and look at their watches at every other second, other are worried and fret. But there are some who wait patiently. They even give smiles to others. Students stand in groups and talk. It presents an opportunity to study human nature.

Passenger time:
During the passenger-time many people come to the bus-stand with a view to traveling to the place of their destination. They sit under the straw thatch waiting for the bus time. During the booking hour they gather round the booking-clerk to purchase tickets for their journey. There are some tea-stalls and restaurants at the bus-stand. Passengers go there to take Tiffin and tea. They purchase betel and tobacco from the betel shops nearby. They run to the bus when the driver sounds the horn of warning. When the passengers get into the bus, some hawkers and peddlers walk round it and shout about their articles. Some blind men beg money singing round the bus. Some lame people beg money, shouting round the bus. Thus, a noise is caused in the bus-stand. The passengers search for rickshaws to go to their proposed places. Hence, we find a rickshaw-stand near about the bus-stand.

Now-a-days, bus-stands are numerous in country, but none of them is up to the proper standard. The condition of a bus-stand in our country is quite unsatisfactory. Government should try to create a healthy condition inside bus-stand.

1 comment:

masud rana said...