Delhi: 5 years after Nirbhaya’s gangrape and muder, the Munirka bus stop still lies in gloom
Over five years since the fateful December 16 night, when a 23-year-old woman was brutally gangraped shocking the entire nation, not much has changed at the bus stop in South Delhi from where she and her male friend had boarded the bus.
The brutal rape, which has made headlines since 2012, registering itself among those few cases where the accused have been convicted, had prompted people to take to the streets and the government to ponder upon the big question of women’s safety.
However, much of the regained consciousness remains on paper, say the residents of South Delhi’s Munirka area.
“I have to board a bus or an auto from the same bus stop daily. I heard during the MCD elections that all roads are being made smart roads and there will be smart bus stops. But is having smart buses enough,” said Sheenu Bahl, an IIT aspirant, who goes for coaching in Naraina.
“The bus stop has lights, I agree to that. But it is of no use if there are no buses coming to the area after 9 PM and the roads remain dark. Either I have to wait for too long to catch a DTC bus or board an auto which …read more