Ongole is the headquarters of Prakasam district with two lakh population, but to everyone's surprise there is no city bus service. While the adjacent Chirala town has the privilege, Ongole, is denied the facility. Neither the MP nor the MLAs are doing anything to get the facility to the city, which is one of the backward districts of the Andhra Pradesh. The State government is meting out step-motherly treatment towards Ongole by denying the basic facility. The government should immediately introduce city bus service with RTC taking the lead role.
C. Narasimha Rao
Implement water supply scheme
A new summer storage tank in Vivekananda Park in Kavali municipality was constructed recently by the public health and engineering departments and the laying of the pipes for the supply of water was also completed by December 2011. But, the authorities concerned are delaying the implementation of the scheme. As the government is likely to conduct the civic polls in May 2012, the scheme will be delayed owing to the Election Commission rules.
I request the authorities to commission the scheme and supply water during the summer season which is fast approaching.
D. Satya Murthy
It is unfortunate that ‘desecration', an ignominious culture, has all of a sudden erupted in our society and this is rather painful to note. India is a secular country where a variety of people of different religions and with varied faiths live in harmony. As the country is a multi-religious one, it has more number of statues and idols. I sincerely appeal to the politicians not to target the statues to settle their score with their rivals.
I further appeal to the authorities to bring amendments in the Constitution to deal sternly with mischief mongers.
I. Subash Samuel
Revive saving schemes
The small scale deposit savings scheme introduced 30 years ago, with a view to help middle class and lower income groups, has become popular and many eked out their living as agents. Unfortunately the NSS 87, NSS 97 and Indira Vikas Patras were abolished by the NDA government while in power and subsequently the UPA Government also followed suit by doing away with Kisan Vikas Patras.
The government also issued orders for the closure of other schemes.
The government should revive the schemes and make the postal department financially healthy.
K. Naga Raja Rao
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