Unauthorised travel in trains
Of late, unauthorised travel even in superfast Pallavan express in reserved coaches has become the order of the day (It’s free for all in day trains Oct 9). TTEs job, it appears, ends with checking tickets and they turn a blind eye to passengers travelling in reserved coaches with open tickets. Reserved coaches resemble general compartments.A.V.Narayanan,
Failure to protect the interest of reserved passengers by railway authorities is inexcusable . Without giving lame excuses, the railways should post adequate TTEs to ensure that only reserved passengers travel in reserved coaches.
Issuing ticket up to Mayiladuthurai in the Jan Shatabdi Express despite the Tiruchi Railway Division cancelling the train between Tiruchi and Mayiladuthurai , duplication of bookings in the second class chair car coaches of Guruvayur Express, and now the absence of TTEs in reserved coaches only shows the lethargic attitude of the railway officials.
Poor upkeep of station
Tiruchi Palakkarai railway station is an important station in the heart of the city. Once all express and passenger trains used to stop at this station. Now, only passenger trains stop here. Moreover, the station is unclean and the platform is full of garbage.
Road riddled with potholes
The road stretch at Aruna Nagar in Srirangam (near Saibaba temple) is in very bad state riddled with potholes. It is becoming really difficult to drive vehicles on the stretch even on normal days. On rainy days the problem becomes acute.V.M.Siva-subramaniam,
Amma Mandapam road.
Educate rural shopkeepers
Within city limits, due to the efforts of the civic body, most shops use paper bags or plastic bags of approved micron thickness.
However, this is not the case in rural areas, where rampant use of plastic carry bags has resulted in empty plots and cannels getting choked with plastic carry bags. Pollution control board authorities must visit rural areas and educate shop owners on the environmental impact of using plastic bags.
Maruthi Nagar East.
Operate cut service buses
Operating cut service buses from Kattur to the BHEL main office in Thuvakudi will help BHEL employees during shift times. Even operating mini buses on the route would help reduce accidents. This will also considerably reduce two-wheeler traffic during shift times.
Expedite zoo work
It’s almost two years since a proposal was put forward for establishing a zoo at M.R.Palaiyam, Siruganur, near Tiruchi . The work should be completed at the earliest in the interest of the entertainment-starved people of the district.
President, Civics Centre Tamil Nadu, Tiruchi.
Integrated bus stand
Currently two bus stands – Central and Chathiram – are in operation in the city. One integrated bus stand has been a prolonged demand of city residents . Suitable place for operating an integrated bus stand should be indentified at the earliest.
M357 Phase II
More than a 1,000 students from in and around Tiruchi are studying in Nehru Memorial College. The State has recently changed the college opening timing to 8.30 a.m. in the morning and closing time to 1.30 p.m. No government bus facility is available at these times. Because of this, staff and students have to depend on private buses. Currently, the government is being operated at 6.50 a.m. from Chathiram bus stand to Omandur village. If this bus is extended to Puthanampatti, students would be immensely benefitted.
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