Delhi gets its first ever AC bus stand in Lajpat Nagar

Heatwaves in the country have been turning out to be particularly deadly with over 4,620 recorded deaths caused by the severe weather condition in the last four years.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 18, 2017 4:45 pm
AC bus stand, Delhi AC bus stand, Lajpat Nagar AC bus stand, Delhi first AC bus stand, AC bus stand Lajpat Nagar, Indian Express, India news Delhi’s first AC bus stand in Lajpat Nagar. (Source: ANI)

With temperatures soaring to a maximum of 44 degrees, Delhi on Wednesday got its first ever fully air-conditioned bus stand in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar. The maximum temperature this year was five points above normal, marking the hottest day in the year so far.

Heatwaves in the country have been turning out to be particularly deadly with over 4,620 recorded deaths caused by the severe weather condition in the last four years. According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, in 2016, nearly 1,600 people died due to erratic weather conditions, of which 557 casualties were to severe heatwave. In India, of the recorded 4,620 deaths, 4,246 people died in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana alone. Since last year IMD has started issuing heatwave alerts. A heat wave is declared when the temperature crosses 45 degrees Celsius.

AC bus stand, Delhi AC bus stand, Lajpat Nagar AC bus stand, Delhi first AC bus stand, AC bus stand Lajpat Nagar, Indian Express, India news Commuters at the AC bus stand in Lajpat Nagar.

“Last year, states like Maharashtra, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana came up with a strategy to minimise deaths. This year, we have added states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Punjab, Delhi and Haryana and given them several Dos and Don’ts,” M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences said in a seminar in March.

With inputs from agencies

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    Amit Singh
    May 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm
    Isnt it ironic that ac busstands are made up in a city where most of people do not have even fan at there home. Govt needs to put effort to provide food, water health and education to poor instead of these cosmetic gimmickries.
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      i
      May 18, 2017 at 11:38 am
      Ache din aa e chai wale k
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        Sanjay
        May 18, 2017 at 11:26 am
        We don't want ac bus stand.. we need more trees ..make more space for them.. instead of expanding the parking spaces... is this a rational way to a long term solution.. using the ac to cool the indoors.. but the exhaust heats up the surroundings even further.. it's even pushing the survivability of the existing scarce greenery...
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          Vikas
          May 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm
          Agree with you.
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            ASHUTOSH TANDON
            May 20, 2017 at 11:24 am
            Kitne plants l e h Bhai aajtak...???
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              romi
              May 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm
              nothing about AC except in headlines ?
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