Bus shed a source of concern
Naith Ram, a councillor aligned with the Alliance For Change, is calling for the removal of a bush-shed located at Reliance, Essequibo Coast.
According to information, the bus shed was constructed by members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Ram is suggesting that the bus shed be replaced on the opposite side of the road. It is presently situated on the eastern side of the Reliance, Public Road.
Naith Ram has reminded his fellow councillors that the bus shed is a “death trap.” Twice this year, three drivers nearly lost their lives while exiting the road that leads onto the public road at Reliance.
“The problem lies whenever drivers exit that narrow road to access the public road. It is difficult to notice oncoming traffic, especially those traveling towards South.”
Naith Ram said that the bus shed blocks drivers’ view and poses a threat.
Naith Ram recently had to lodge a complaint to the police, after another driver almost lost his life after he was proceeding south.
A sports utility vehicle was exiting the narrow road when he came into contact with the frustrated driver.
The police have since said that no formal request for a bus shed was ever brought to their attention.