Tajik Capital's Missing Bus-Stops

A road repair programme in the capital Dushanbe has highlighted the disastrous state of the city’s bus stops, most of which need to be replaced because of what many see as poor design and planning.

Tajik Capital's Missing Bus-Stops

A road repair programme in the capital Dushanbe has highlighted the disastrous state of the city’s bus stops, most of which need to be replaced because of what many see as poor design and planning.

Thursday, 27 August, 2009

Although they were built just five years ago, they have been vandalised and largely destroyed, apart from those left intact in the city centre. With their roofs torn off, they offer no shelter in the blistering summer sun.



Many residents wish the authorities had spent more on restoring Soviet-era bus stops, which were substantial concrete buildings that were hard to damage, instead of introducing structures made largely from glass which was not even vandal-proof.



Municipal officials defend the decision to build modern-looking bus shelters five years ago, even though they are now going to pay for new ones.

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