In the question given below, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case, no improvement is needed, option (No improvement) is the answer.
The poor villagers have waited in the bitter cold for more than 4 hours now.
have been waiting
has been waiting
The poor villagers have been waiting in the bitter cold for more than 4 hours now.