Improve bus shelters

It is a welcome gesture by the RTC to improve and modernise all commuter bus shelters. In this context it is requested that the most crowded and important bus shelters may be provided with manned toilets with sufficient water supply to keep them hygienic.A vendor who sells articles may also be stationed at such bus shelters. Who may be additionally made incharge of the toilets to regulate the users by charging. It is hoped that the new bus shelters may provide multiple user facilities to the RTC bus commuters.

P. Vasudeva Rao,


Quota decision

The Supreme Court's decision not to stay OBC quota is another severe blow to the UPA Government. The appeasement policy of the party towards the minority community will surely take it into political wilderness.

Ganpat N. Phadke,


Try out homoeo

It is gratifying to read the news item, `New advantages of breastfeeding to the fore', ( The Hindu , April 16) where in it is stated that Andhra Pradesh comes third in breast feeding. Though the first hour initiation of infants to breast feeding is a laudable measure to the followed by nursing mother, there is another concerning factor, the deficient milk secretion in many women. In such cases, homoeopathy is a boon. The health authorities should encourage such women to opt for homoeo medicines.

V. Bhimeswara Rao,


Waking up to global warming

Unable to bear the searing heat, some people have died and many fallen sick. Going by the meteorological predictions, worse is ahead as the temperatures are set to touch 52 degree Celsius! Why this unusual and unprecedented heat waves? According to latest reports, the temperatures are increasingly alarmingly due to global warming and as a result the ice caps of the polar belts have started melting, which means havoc, death and devastation in terms of human lives and property. Unless drastic and urgent steps are taken to contain this dangerous phenomenon, we will certainly head towards a catastrophe in the years to come.

K. Mahabub Ali,