There is heavy traffic on Sathy Road in the morning and the evening. Earlier there was a traffic police constable in Bharathi Nagar bus stop to help people cross the road. Now the constable has been removed. A traffic police constable should be posted in the Bharathi Nagar area since lots of housing colonies have come up there and the area is crowded.
On April 28 my wife and I travelled to Bangalore from Coimbatore by Lokmanya TT Express (Train number 1014, coach number S.5). The coach was littered with innumerable empty water bottles, torn newspapers, disposable tumblers etc. A few seconds before the departure of the train, a woman cleaned the coach in a haphazard way. We had a similar bitter experience in the same train (Coimbatore Express, train number 1013, coach number 10) on our return journey from Bangalore to Coimbatore on May 3. There was no water in the coach or in the adjoining ones.
B. Sripada Rajan,
NGGO Colony.Bus conductors
On May 26 when I travelled in a bus from Coimbatore Railway Station proceeding to Singanallur, I wanted to get off at a place called ‘Iyer Hospital’ which is a scheduled stopping point. When I told the conductor to stop the bus at the above place, he rudely replied that he had not heard of any such place and asked me to get out and find out where it was. I alighted from the bus with the help of a co-passenger. Conductors not knowing stops on the route should not be employed as conductors.
If ever the history of industrialisation, its progress and prosperity of Coimbatore and Tirupur districts comes to be written the major credit for the same will be hogged by the Kammavar Naidu community. The pioneers among them are P.S. Ganga Naidu, G.I. Naidu and L.R.G. Naidu. The PSG group started ginning and spinning mills in the early decades of the 20th century. The group run top grade schools, arts and science colleges, engineering and medical colleges and hospitals. Why not someone write about their history and the yeoman services they rendered for posterity?
Rupa Nagar.Slippery subway
On May 29 I entered the Coimbatore railway station with my wife at around 6.20 a.m. to board Jan Sadapthi Express. While walking through the subway my wife slipped causing fracture in the right leg ankle. I had to run from pillar to post to locate a wheel chair which had been parked near the STD booth at the remote corner of the entrance. Passengers who were in a hurry to catch the train helped me to lift my wife into the wheel chair and pushed it up to the entrance. Neither the policemen on duty nor the railway officials helped me.
Kamadhenu Nagar.Drainage line
The drainage line in Sukarwar Peth was dug up year ago. The entire stretch of the road is not motorable and can lead to accidents.
Suresh Kumar S. Jain,
Sukarwar Peth.Express trains
The interim railway budget presented in February had announcements on extension of Bangalore-Jodhpur Express to Coimbatore and a link express train from Coimbatore to Tuticorin which will have a combined run up to Vanchi Maniyachchi Junction with the Coimbatore-Nagercoil Express (6610/09). Both these trains will be of immense utility for people of Coimbatore. The train to Jodhpur will help Rajasthanis and Gujaratis to go to their native places and link Coimbatore with Davangere, Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum in Karnataka and Sangli and Satara in Maharashtra.
Saibaba Colony.Water woes
Pilloor water scheme caters to the eastern part of Coimbatore and nearby panchayats. Unfortunately, water supply is often disrupted owing to various reasons given by the TWAD Board. The Board blames the quality of pipes and pumps installed en route for the disruption. The Collector should appoint a committee to find out the real reason for the frequent disruption in the water supply. Whenever there is a problem in the Siruvani scheme the Pilloor water is diverted.
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