Cattle menace

Stray cattle menace is very common on K. K. Nagar main road, especially between Sundar Nagar and LIC Colony. As the disorderly movement of cattle endanger the safety of the road users, I request the Corporation to take action.

B. Sethumadhavan,


New rly. division

While welcoming the opening of new Salem Railway division, it is a mute question what benefits the common people would get. Are they getting any change in freight/passenger charges. The answer is no. So, naturally comes the next question who is the real beneficiary?



Flood relief

With reference to the news item, "Is targeted section getting relief' (The Hindu dt: 23-12-05), the residents of all the main streets in Srirangam received the special relief package.

They had suffered mental agony twice and have spent two sleepless nights apprehending floods.

Hence, the relief provided succour to every family affected by mental agony.

The residents of Srirangam would not grudge to surrender the coupons for rice and kerosene to be distributed to the really needy poor.

A. Samapth,


Medical allowance

Labour Ministry Employees Provident Fund Organisation order dated 14.9.05 conveys central government's approval for enhancement with effect from August 2005 of fixed medical allowance in terms of pension ministry orders 19.12.97 from Rs.100/- to Rs.250/- per month.

In Tiruchi, large number of central pensioners of income tax, Railway, postal, telecom apart from Provident Fund organisation are in receipt of fixed medical allowance of Rs.100/- in terms of orders dated 19.12.97.

The approval of the centre is suo motu applicable en bloc to all pensioners governed by orders of 19.12.97.



Berth facility

The train No.6608 from Coimbatore starts at 5-00 p.m. and reaches Tiruchi at 10-10 p.m. To those who travel from Coimbatore to Chennai, berth facility is not available to the passengers bound for Tiruchi. In the absence of sitting reservation, they have to travel in unreserved overcrowded compartments.

If sitting accommodation is provided, passengers will not mind paying extra charges. Berth facility may be provided from Tiruchi to Chennai.

M. Sekar,


Buses for girls

Bharathidasan University had enrolled many girls in new courses started in 2005. Many innovative courses are offered. But the university had not taken any step till date to ply separate buses for girls, who find it difficult to board over-crowded buses.

I appeal to the Vice-Chancellor to look into this issue immediately and do the needful.



IT raid

The Income Tax raids conducted on the premises of some doctors and nursing homes expose the medical practitioners, who extract maximum money from innocent patients. They even do not spare the poor patients. Since the profession is considered noble, they should become service-minded. The Indian Medical Association should cancel the registration of the doctors who are caught by the Income Tax Department.

R. Jaysanker,