Passengers waiting for buses braving sweltering temperatures at Al Ghanem bus terminus yesterday afternoon. Salim Matramkot
DOHA: Passengers in the waiting area of Al Ghanem bus terminus have been complaining of having to brave the heat and humidity as only one double-decker bus was stationed yesterday as a waiting enclosure while there were crowds of people at the terminus, it being a Friday.
After the permanent waiting area was run over and destroyed by a rampaging bus in a freaky accident recently, the terminus authorities began parking empty air-conditioned buses to double as a waiting enclosure.
“The double-decker that was parked yesterday doubling as a waiting enclosure wasn’t enough to accommodate so many people, so I had to stand out and wait in sweltering temperatures,” a passenger said.
He said he was waiting to take a bus to the Old Airport area of the city. “I had to wait for almost 10 minutes and there was so much heat and humidity that I was drenched in sweat,” he said.
According to him, there were many women in the crowds as well that were waiting for the buses.
Another passenger said that on Thursday there was just one normal bus parked in the waiting area. The Peninsula