The designated officers under the Right to Information Act, 2005, namely the Public Information Officers and the Chief Public Information Officers of various departments are not clearly known to public. The Government should publish a directory to this effect making it known to the public, officials who are entrusted with the responsibility of furnishing information under the Act and the rules made there under covering all the departments of Central as well as the State Government. The publication can be made available to public at a nominal cost.

Asmabagh Anvardeen

Ramanathapuram.

Repair damaged National Highway

In Paramakudi, NH 49 Madurai–Rameswaram Road has been badly damaged from the Five-Point Corner to Krishna Theatre. In many places big potholes have developed in to the recent rains. Will the authorities relay the road.

V. Rajendran

Paramakudi.

Maritime university at Ramanathapuram

The Union Government has decided to start a maritime university in Tamil Nadu allocating Rs.800 crore. Ramanathapuram district will be an ideal location for such a university as it has a long coast extending to nearly 169 miles.

The Gulf of Mannar has a rich presence of 137 varieties of coral reefs which play a vital role in protecting marine ecology. They also serve as a breeding ground for a variety of marine species. Therefore the Government has declared the sea bed as a National Marine Park and banned the removal of coral found in Rameswaram and 21 islands around.

Moreover a fisheries research station was established in Kurusadai island as early in 1850. The Central Marine Fisheries Research Station was also started at Mandapam in the year 1972.

Considering the naturally available potential, the Union Government should start the university in Ramanathapuram district.

G. Nagasamy

Ramanathapuram.

Take steps to ease congestion

The sivan sannadhi of Sivakasi is fully encroached by fruit vendors, tricycle vegetable merchants and right from ‘Ther Mutti,’ devotees find it difficult to pass through the stretch up to Sivankoil.

Two-wheelers are parked haphazardly.

I request the authorities concerned to take steps to solve the problem at this point.

S.N.M.T. Nagarajan,

Sivakasi.

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