The facility for registering complaints regarding disruption of power supply on telephone no. 155333 is available to most of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) systems.

But the same is not available to telephones operating under Sulabh scheme.

This is great injustice and causes inconvenience. Customers under Sulabh scheme are paying rentals and call charges at the same rate as that prescribed under the schemes.

This is also true in case of all toll free numbers.

I request the BSNL to extend the facility to subscribers under Sulabh scheme as well. As this facility is used only under emergency, it should be open to all customers. Hope BSNL would issue suitable instruction in his regard.

Mohammed Abdul Qayyum,


MMTS-RTC passes with Metro/Veera

At the outset, I thank the South Central Railway (SCR) and the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) for introducing MMTS-RTC passes for commuters using both these modes of transport, which is priced at Rs. 400 and being issued by the railways authorities.

I request the APSRTC authorities to consider issuing Metro/Veera Journey Card to the combined pass-holder on production of identity card issued by the railway authorities at a reasonable price, after including the ID card number on Metro/Veera journey card.

I also request the APSRTC to improve the frequency of services to and from MMTS stations for the benefit of the commuters using MMTS services.

V Srinivasa Prasad,

Vijayanagar Colony

Price of Telugu newspapers

Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy is striving hard for the popularity of the Telugu language. It is a matter of disappointment that buying a Telugu newspaper is dear to the common man compared to English newspapers.

I am spending Rs.13.50 per week towards the purchase of The Hindu, whereas for a Telugu daily I have to spend Rs. 21.50 per week.

I request the government to take necessary steps for pricing Telugu dailies too on par with that of English dailies in the State, and try to achieve Telugandhra Pradesh, rather than Swarnandhra Pradesh to the common people of the State.

C.V.K. Mohan Varma,


Sorry state of affairs in Assembly

It is a blot on democracy that elected members are in the habit of wasting their time indulging in blame game and trying to settle old scores rather than directing their energies towards settling issues concerning the common man.

This sorry state of affairs reflected in the recently concluded monsoon session of the State Legislative Assembly which saw as usual both Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Leader of the Opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu directing tirades against each other.

Frequent interruptions disrupting the proceedings leading to adjournments have become common, costing the exchequer crores of rupees. It is time that all right thinking leaders pressurise the government to enact a legislation proposing cut in the pay and perks of the members who disrupt the House besides punitive action against them. Only then we can see smooth conduct of the proceedings.

K.R. Srinivasan,