At present city buses in the route number 145B from Nidamanuru to Ibrahimpatnam are running only twice in the morning hours.

This service plays an important role as it runs through Mahatma Gandhi Road. If one service from Nidamanuru and another one from Ibrahimpatnam operate continuously in a day, it helps the commuters more to travel on Mahatma Gandhi Road. I request the authorities of the APSRTC to examine the possibility in the field level and help the commuters in this regard.

L.P.S. Priya

Prasadampadu, Vijayawada

Ease traffic congestion

It is very difficult to travel on the government ITI road, as half of the road has been closed for some works. The stretch on the government ITI side has been closed completely from the ITI main gate to the post office opposite Dr. Ramesh Hospital. As a result, traffic jam has become the order of the day on the remaining stretch.

The situation is very difficult in the absence of traffic constable.

The contractor who is carrying out the works is dumping the materials on the roadside, which is adding to the woes of the passers-by. I request the officials concerned to take necessary steps for the early completion of the works.

B.V. Bhaskara Rao

Gurunanak Colony, Vijayawada

No bus shelters

Absence of bus shelters is a major problem for people travelling in the city services of the APSRTC. There are no bus shelters in many areas of the city. Though there are a few shelters here and there, they are of no use to commuters, as the shelter is not proper and there is no seating arrangement. As a result, commuters are forced to wait on the roadside for the city bus, braving the scorching sun. I request the authorities of the APSRTC to arrange bus shelters on a war-footing, as they will be useful even during monsoon.

K. Prabhakara Rao

Gandhi Nagar, Vijayawada

Complete railway line doubling works

The vote-on-account Railway Budget for 2009-10 is yet another slap on the face of the people of Andhra Pradesh, more so for Guntur and Vijayawada divisions. Despite numerous representations to the Railway Minister, the latter ignored the facts and the needs of the people here. It was almost three years back steps for laying double line between Guntur and Vijayawada were taken and he promised to initiate action for running the trains. The distance is mere 27 km and it took nearly two and a half years to complete the work owing to paucity of budget allotments and other procedural delays. Though these divisions are earning high revenues, there is no allocation of funds for developing infrastructure.

H. Kalyan Rao

Guntur