Relay road

The road in front of the Sri Vazhividuvel Murugan temple near the round about at the entrance of the railway junction is in a bad condition. The pot holes are posing a threat to two-wheeler riders. The road should be re-laid immediately.

B. Chandramouli,

Ponnanagar.

LSS buses plying between junction and Srirangam do not serve their purpose as they halt at all stops and are unable to overtake the normal buses due to traffic. The fare has also been hiked by Rs.3 and is now Rs.7.Will the transport authorities discontinue LSS services in this route and run normal fare buses.

V. Jayaganesan,

T. V. Koil.

Passage for pedestrians needed

The drainage work being carried out on the McDonald's Road near State Bank of India - Tiruchi main branch should be completed on time. An alternative passage for pedestrians and two-wheelers should be arranged by the side to facilitate ease of access to visitors of the bank.

C. Ramalingam,

Woraiyur.

Power cuts

Power cut durations ranging from two to five hours or more, often at odd timings are experienced throughout the city. Power cuts in the morning obstructs pumping of water supply to overhead tanks. Cooking takes a hit. Electric geysers cannot be used in the mornings due to power cut. The load shedding can be re-scheduled to midday.

K.Suresh Babu,

Raja Colony.

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Power is being cut in many areas without any intimation. For the past one week, power is shut down from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. without any prior information. With the menace of chain snatching looming over our heads even in daylight, power cut in the evenings plunges the area in darkness thereby making it unsafe.

Kanagaraj Arthur,

Ramalinga Nagar south extension.

Bus passes at concessional rates

The government can introduce concessional monthly bus passes in town-bus routes similar to that of the Indian Railways to moderate the steep increase in bus fares. At present, only students are eligible. Season tickets by the Railways are popular among the public. On the same lines, concessional /season tickets on the TNSTC moffusil routes up to 100 KM would help daily commuters. Senior citizens should not be left out in the bargain. A.V. Narayanan,

Thillai Nagar.

Don't fell trees

Undue felling of trees for the purpose of widening of roads is now common in the city. It is uncanny that modern planners have become absent-minded about nurturing old trees and planting new saplings. I request authorities to start an operation to safeguard trees.

K. Aravind,

Srirangam.

Tatkal woes

The Railway should take steps to prevent touts and agents from booking tatkal tickets. Of late, it has become increasingly difficult to book e-tickets by tatkal as the website is blocked for three hours after 8 a.m.

D.Saminathan,

Karumandapam.

Plea to postal department

Recently, the Department of Posts has increased the interest rate post on office savings account, Public Provident Fund and M.I.S schemes in line with bank interest. Unfortunately nothing has been mentioned on senior citizen savings scheme.

Senior citizens find it difficult to manage with the fixed amount of interest what with prices of essentials sky rocketing.

Kanagaraj Arthur,

Ramalinga nagar south extension

Open more counters

On Saturday (November 26) I went to pay my telephone bill at the BSNL office. Since the due date was the following Monday, there was a long queue, but only one counter was opened. The authorities should operate more than one counter atleast in the last few days prior to the due date.

X. Rosario Rajkumar

Karumandapam.

Street lights not functioning

Street lights at All India Bank Employees Association Colony in Tiruvanaikovil have not been working for more than three months. Anti-social elements take advantage of this and create nuisance. This has been brought to the notice of Corporation, but no action has been taken so far.

Thirugnanam Sampandam,

Tiruvanaikovil.

Install inverters at hospitals

There are eight maternity hospitals under the control of the Corporation in the city. They are being maintained with minimum infrastructure facilities.

The frequent power shut down is affecting the functioning of these maternity homes. The emergency surgeries or deliveries are conducted only at the mercy of generators. But sadly, these generators are not being maintained properly. I request the Corporation to install inverters at the operation theatres.

R. Muthuswamy,

Sangiliandapuram.

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