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Better night bus service needed

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Sir, — During the day, there isn’t much of a problem commuting in the city. However, at night it’s a totally different story. Autorickshaw drivers demand exorbitant fare. Not only that, they choose where they want to go instead of going where the passenger wants to. The time has come for the BMTC to improve its night service from the Banglaore City, Cantonment, and Yeshwantpur railway stations as well as Kempe Gowda bus-station, and the satellite Mysore bus-stand. The BMTC can run at least an hourly service to important destinations. A surcharge could be added to the night service.

D.B.N. Murthy,

Bangalore

Fix leaking pipe

Sir, — A pipe has been leaking at the M.N. Krishna Rao Park, Basavanagudi, for the last few months. Repeated emails to the BWSSB along with photographs have elicited no response. Even talking to the staff in the BWSSB office inside the park has not helped. Will the BWSSB act so that precious water is not wasted?

G. Padmanabhan,

Bangalore

Impressed with Chennai’s system

Sir, — During a recent visit to Chennai, I was impressed by the manner in which garbage is collected and disposed of. An enclosure has been set up at the end of the street for collection of garbage, which is cleared twice a day. As a result, garbage is not visible on the road.

In Bangalore, it is the opposite.

One can see garbage accumulated on the roadside, which then gets strewn all over the place.

I request the BBMP officials to visit Chennai and find out the methods their counterparts have adopted pertaining to garbage collection and disposal.

P.K. Sankar,

Bangalore

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