Ban digging of roads

Sir, The monsoon has set in early and heavy rain has caused flooding and damage to public property, and many people have died. Our roads are already in bad shape. Now that the rain has stopped temporarily, digging of roads by private companies will start again. The Mangalore City Corporation should issue a notification banning digging up of roads, else roadside drains will again be blocked with mud thereby causing floods in future.

J.F. D'Souza,

Mangalore

Clear garbage

Sir, A covered drain that passes between 27th and 28th Cross in Banashankari 2nd stage has become a dumping ground for rubbish owing to the illegal construction of a wall. The Bangalore Mahanagara Palike authorities do not clear the garbage regularly, and with the onset of the monsoons the situation will become worse. I urge the authorities concerned to demolish the wall and clear the garbage.

R. Guru Rao,

Bangalore

Monsoon woes

Sir, The open drain in front of our house on 6th Cross, MSR Nagar, Mathikere, is filled with mud. The drain overflows minutes after it rains and water enters our house.

The small roads in Malleshpalya (off BEML-Thippasandra area) and other small crossroads parallel to these have not been asphalted. These roads become slushy the moment it rains. The authorities concerned should asphalt the roads at the earliest.

M.S. Ramamurthy,

Bangalore

Right step

Sir, The Indian Medical Association wishes to congratulate Minister for Health R. Ashok for dismissing those medical officers who have been unauthorisedly absent from duty for long periods. This will help instil a sense of discipline among government medical officers.

V.C. Shanmuganandan,

Indian Medical Association,

Karnataka State Branch

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