Police excel

My hearty congratulations to Inspector Navin Chandra Nagesh, Sub-Inspector Shyam Vincent and D.C. Sampath Kumar and other policemen of Otteri Police Station, who enquired into the complaint preferred by Kathiresan and Muthuselvi and recovered their hard earned money, thereby saving the family from mass suicide. The extraordinary effort proves that the police are a friend of the public. The officials should be suitably rewarded.

T. Manoharan,

Valasarawakkam

Flyover obstructsWork on the Perambur flyover is at a standstill for the past five years. When modern technology is available, it is surprising that a solution is evading the loose soil problem. Previously, the flow of traffic was smooth, but now the incomplete pillars are proving to be an obstruction.

If further construction is impossible, the existing structure should be demolished, paving the way for two-way traffic as before. As a temporary measure the portion on the left should be blacktopped and supporting wall raised on the unused side of the bridge, so that at least two wheelers can use it. Will the new Government come out with a solution?

S. Seethalakshmi,

Perambur

Regulate

share-autos

Share-autos parked haphazardly on the road have become a menace for residents waiting for buses to Kodungaiyur at the Moolakadai junction. They are also causing traffic jams, especially in the evening, posing a challenge to police personnel.

Unfortunately, in view of the inadequate frequency of MTC buses, the residents are forced to travel by these autos that carry more than the prescribed number of passengers. Some of the auto drivers do not hold a valid driving licence.

I request the new Police Commissioner to look into the matter and initiate stringent action to evolve a permanent solution to the traffic problem. I also request the MTC to increase the frequency of their services to Kodungaiyur.

N. Balachandar,

Kodungaiyur

Missed opportunity

I am doing M.Sc Bioinformatics in Stella Maris College. I studied in SRM College of Arts and Science and was looking forward to receiving my degree at the convocation. I received a letter from SRM stating that the convocation would be held in the first week of April. I accepted the invitation and also paid the fees.

I did not receive an invitation till April 15 when I received a communication informing that the convocation would be held on April 17. I had an important semester examination that day and asked my friends to inform the college that I may arrive late.

The ceremony was to start at 1-30 p.m., and I arrived there at 1-45 p.m. (due to a traffic snarl on Cathedral Road while proceeding to SRM, Kattankulathur). But, including me, several other students (some from other parts of India and abroad) were barred from participating in the function for being late. We were also asked to leave. Out of the 53 students from my class, only 18 were awarded the degree at the ceremony.

I understand that functions cannot be delayed for a single student. But in this case so many of us were turned away. I am terribly upset at being deprived of an opportunity to receive my degree at the convocation in the presence of my family members and friends.

R. Sharanya

Thiruvanmiyur

Remove

encroachments

I am a regular user of the passage connecting Park railway station and Poonamallee High Road and the subway connecting the Moore Market suburban train terminus. Commuters are put to lot of inconvenience by the encroachments on these stretches. Though the Chennai Corporation headquarters is hardly 70 metres from the area, no action has been taken so far.

M. Natarajan,

Selaiyur

Awful stench

The space in front of the railway reservation office at Perambur is now being used as a urinal. If it is converted into a small garden, passengers can escape the stench. Will railway authorities do the needful?

S. Divya

Perambur

Have consideration

for pensioners

State Government pensioners are required to produce life certificates every year before April 30 or appear in person for mustering. Those drawing pension through banks can be asked to present themselves before the Manager in April to prove they are alive. This will reduce the crowd at pension office, Chennai.

P. Ramakrishnan,

Anna Nagar

Bus shelter, please

There was a concrete bus shelter at Senthil Nagar on the 100 feet road (Ring Road) approved by the MTC. But the Highways department, without informing our association, demolished it a few months ago as part of the road widening operations. Till date a new bus shelter has not come up.

Will the Highways department look into this?

G. Aby Varghese

President,

Senthil Nagar Youth &

Residents Welfare Association

Supply quality

ration rice

We request the candidate who goes on to win the elections from Alandur constituency to address the following issues : 1. Lakes in and around Pallavaram should be protected against encroachment. They should be desilted and maintained properly.2. The Palar water scheme should be extended to all areas of Pallavaram to ensure uninterrupted drinking water supply.3. Work on the Pallavaram subway should be completed without delay.

4. There should be direct bus services from Chromepet to various parts of city.

5. A play ground/ park should be provided for students and other children of Chromepet- Pallavaram.

6. A public toilet should be constructed at Chromepet and Pallavaram bus stands.

7. A modern dumping yard should be constructed for the Pallavaram Municipality.

8. A subway should be built on the accident prone GST Road near Chromepet Radha Nagar Railway gate or near the railway station.

9. The Chromepet Govt. Hospital should be brought under the control of DME and provide all medical facilities to public.

10. Pallavaram Durga Road, Chromepet Radha Nagar Main Road and RP Road should be widened and re-laid, after clearing the encroachments.

Note: We don't want free rice or colour TV but want quality ration rice and kerosene measured\weighed correctly.

V. Santhanam,

President,

Chromepet New Colony RWA

Swift action

by authorities

On Monday (24-4-06), Chitlapakkam Muthulakshmi Nagar was supplied with the Palar water after a 15-day gap. But houses on Adhiaman Street, Kambar Street, Advocate Janakiraman Street and Muthulakshmi Street did not receive the supply. This was brought to the notice of the president, Chitlapakkam Special Village Panchayat, on Tuesday (April 25). On Thursday the houses received water. We thank the village panchayat president and officials concerned for their timely action.

L. Sundararaman,

President,

Chitlapakkam Muthulakshmi Nagar Welfare Association.

Rectify admission norms

As per new Plus-Two syllabus, the State Government had given the option of choosing either Business Mathematics or Computer Science with a compulsory subject of Economics. Accordingly, many students opted for Computer Science instead of Business Maths.

As per college admission application forms, we find that those who opted for Computer Science cannot seek admission to BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications) course. In other words those who studied Computer Science, cannot join BCA while those who did Business Maths can apply for BCA!

Though the Government has recognised the course, the colleges are not in a position to modify their eligibility criteria. The Plus-Two results are yet to come. It is not too late for the authorities to render justice to the Plus-Two students who chose the Computer Science subject.

N. Ramesh,

East Tambaram

Courier service

needs monitoring

Recently, I sent an important bank instrument by a reputed courier service to Thiruvallur. Four days later, I called up the addressee and was shocked to hear he had not received it. Enquiries with the courier office here revealed it had been delivered the next day itself.

The addressee was good enough to contact the courier delivery boy the next day. With the boy riding pillion, he went from street to street and located the house where the packet was delivered. It had the same door number but the street was different.

The lady of the house said in spite of telling the boy that it was not the correct address, the delivery boy had thrust the packet on her and obtained her `received' signature.

Meena Khapali

T.Nagar

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