ISLAMABAD - The bus stop sheds at I-8/H-8 intersection, removed by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to replace them with modern ones, have not been installed despite lapse of a year, forcing the commuters to stay in the scorching sun. This negligence on the part of the civic agency is irking the commuters as they have to wait for the transport under bare sun but authorities concerned are not paying heed to this public issue. Old bus stop shelters near I-8 Traffic Signal at Islamabad Highway were removed by the capital authority during the construction of that highway and it was claimed by the said authority that new ones would be placed soon after the construction of the road. The road was completed a year ago but authoritys claims proved wrong up till now. It is relevant to note here that number of government offices as well as various visiting places, including Pakistan Monument, Shakarparian Picnic Point, Loke Virsa Heritage Museum, National Institute of Cultural Studies, Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (FBISE), Pakistan Baitul Mal, Al-Shifa Hospital, F/G College of Commerce for Boys, Campus of SZABIST and several others are located on both sides of the Chowk. Hundreds of people who visit the above-mentioned offices and places have to use this Chowk to avail public transport facility. But they are forced to wait in the open for their desired buses or wagons without proper sheds. Another misery is that the drivers stop the vans in the middle of the road due to absence of authorised bus stop, which can cause any untoward incident at any time, as Islamabad Highway is the busiest artery of the city. Hussin, an employee of FBISE said that it was always pinching for him to wait for the bus in sizzling heat daily, as there were no bus stop sheds here for more than a year. Yaqoob, an old man who was waiting for the van along with his family members said that he often visited Shakarparian along with his family but it was very dangerous to board into the van along with children without any proper bus stop at that chowk as the rush of traffic was much on that road. Zeshan, a resident of I/8-2 was surprised that why CDA was not installing bus stop shelters at this intersection as the authority had even placed the shelters at the service roads of various sectors of the city.