Sir, — Traffic police in Mangalore had installed traffic cones in parking lots across the city so that vehicles are parked properly. But the presence of large number of SUVs in Mangalore roads have rendered such a marking useless as these big vehicles cannot parked in the earmarked space. The result, the cones are broken and the vehicles are parked in a haphazard manner. At some places the traffic cones have been put up in places where is no pavement, causing inconvenience to the pedestrians. It is time, the traffic police took stern action on erring drivers and also mark parking spaces in busy places like old bus stand, Hampanakatta and Kankanady Maidan.
John F. D'Souza,
Sir, — The widening of roads and repair of drainage lines on the stretch between the Mysore Circle flyover and the Deepanjalinagar Circle has been delayed beyond everybody's expectation, causing hardships to the public. Office and industrial workers in and around Kengeri, and Mysore Road areas, who need to pass through this stretch are reaching their destinations late. The authorities should undertake a padayatra on this stretch to know the people's problems and work towards finding solutions for them.
Wastage of power
Sir, — I am saddened to streetlights being switched on well ahead of dusk in Mangalore. When there is acute power shortage in the State, Mescom will do well to avoid such wastage of power. Mescom will do well to regulate the functioning of street lights.
Replace garbage bins
Sir, — Authorities of the Hubli Dharwad Municipal Corporation should immediately replace the old and broken cement garbage bins with new ones throughout the city.
The waste from these open bins is spilling out and creating health hazard to people in several localities.
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