In Tiruvarur, the main roads laid on concrete eroded after the rains, causing inconvenience to road users. I request the municipality to take immediate steps to repair the roads.
Post office entrance encroached
The Thanjavur bus stand sub-post office cannot be identified easily as the signboard is not visible. The letter box in front of the office is inaccessible since hawkers encroach the post office entrance. It would be better if authorities take necessary steps to rectify this.
Delay in receiving bill
The bi-monthly telephone bills are invariably received after 20th of every month in Kumbakonam. It is not known whether the delay arises in the telephone or postal department. As the amount has to be paid within the last week of the month without incurring late fees, this causes hardship. The demand cards are issued by the electricity board at the end of the third week for which the last day of payment is any day of the first week of the next month. The same procedure could be adopted buy the telephone department.
Complete gauge conversion
Though the railway had announced completion of gauge conversion between Mayiladuthurai and Tiruvarur in two months, it looks like the project will not be completed before February 2012.
Railway authorities should attend to works immediately after the rains cease to ensure the Kamban and Mannai express are run on this line.
Excess fare collection
An excess fare of Rs.3 is collected in the mini buses plying in Kumbakonam town. The transport authorities should initiate action against the erring bus crew.
Plea for bus stop
All mofussil buses plying from Tiruchi to Karur halt at Sungagate followed by a halt at Gandhigram water tank. Since there is no bus stop between the two halts, residents of Thinnappa nagar, Therasa nagar, Ram nagar, have to walk long distances. Alighting in wee hours becomes hard, especially for senior citizens. Introduction of additional bus stops are necessary.
A mad rush can be witnessed for buses going to various destinations. For over 30 years, this probleam has not been solved due to growing passenger volume. Senior citizens and women with kids are most affected by this.
I request the government to add more buses to its fleet . A.M. Mohamed Jabarulla,
Recently I went to Tiruvannamalai for Girivalam on full moon day. The roads are in a bad condition as the underground drainage scheme has not been completed.
There is no adequate number of pay and use latrines and the available latrines charge exorbitant charges. The absence of street lights also poses a threat to the devotees.
I request the municipal authorities and temple officials to look into the above issues.
The arch put up on the main road in front of the Big Temple for the Sadaya Vizha celebrations of King Raja Raja Cholan is blocking traffic. The authorities should avoid such arches.
Only a negligible section of the society is involved in deeds like providing lunch in orphanages during festivals like Deepavali. The government should come forward to publish information regarding such orphanages and their contact numbers prior to the festival. This may attract more people for the noble act.
R. S. Moorthy,