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A bus stop shelter at Four Roads in Salem city.—PHOTO: E. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN

A bus stop shelter at Four Roads in Salem city.—PHOTO: E. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN  

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Increase traffic





signal timings



The timing of the traffic signals near the Collectorate in Erode on the roads towards Perundurai and Erode, are traffic-friendly. But the green signal for vehicles going from the Collectorate to Sampath Nagar last only for two seconds.

Without waiting for the signal, people from Sampath Nagar to Perundurai road move very fast. This is causing inconvenience for vehicles coming from the Collectorate side. The signal timing from the Collectorate to Sampath Nagar should be increased to a minimum 10 seconds.

M. Sampath Kumar,

Erode.



Traffic signal



Construction of a permanent traffic circle at the Erode GH Junction has been delayed due to various reasons. As a stop-gap measure, a temporary traffic island has been formed to regulate the traffic. The Five roads section converges at this junction. Vehicles coming from all directions are stranded in the middle and cause traffic bottleneck. Pedestrians also are not able to cross the road without fear. Even though occasionally traffic policemen are posted here, they are unable to regulate traffic effectively. If traffic signals are installed at this junction, the congestion will be reduced and there will be orderly movement of vehicles. Pedestrians also will be able to cross the road.

C. Bhaskaran,

Erode.



Stoppage of buses



There is a spacious bus shelter for commuters with adequate seating facility at the Four Roads Junction for the city buses proceeding to the Collectorate and old bus stand from the new bus stand. But this bus shelter is not used by the commuters, as they wait for the buses near the junction traffic signal. The stopping of the buses near the signal leads to frequent traffic snarls. Both the bus crew and people have to be blamed for this. A strict warning by the traffic police to both the bus crew and commuters to stop the buses / wait for the buses only at the bus shelter will go a long way in reducing traffic congestion and ensure free flow of traffic near the traffic signal.

K. Ramarajan,

Salem.



Stray dog problem



Recently, I arrived by the Chennai Egmore – Salem Express at about 6.30 a.m. When I went to the bus stop on the junction’s premises to board a bus,

I was surrounded by at least half a dozen stray dogs. Somehow I managed to get into the bus, before they could attack me. If this is the state of affairs at 6.30 a.m., I shudder to think about the plight of people arriving by the trains which reach Salem Junction before the break of dawn.

The Corporation authorities should take effective steps to put an end to the stray dog menace.

P. Jagannathan,

Salem.





Clean drainage



The open drainage on Ammapalayam road in Salem city poses a big problem to residents. The drainage often gets blocked due to the dumping of plastic articles and garbage and this further worsens the situation. The Corporation should take steps to clean the drainage regularly.

J. Parthiban,

Salem.



Rash driving



Many people are found riding two-wheelers and driving cars at a high speed on Junction main road in Salem city in the early hours of the day.

This poses a threat to safety of people going for their morning walk. Similarly, the youth ride at high speed on Meyyanur main road after 10 p.m.

The police should put an end to rash driving on both these roads.

M. Ramabadran,

Salem.





Re-lay road



I thank the State Highways for re-laying the road from the Suramangalam Uzhavar Sandhai up to the head post office near Salem Railway Junction.

However, the road from the Suramangalam head post office to Salem Steel Plant Road junction is in a very bad condition, causing much hardship to vehicle users. This road too should be re-laid immediately.

B. Samiullah,

Salem.



Display boards





needed



In the absence of boards displaying the fee for using public toilets within Corporation limits, the contractors are exploiting people.

The Corporation should ensure that the fee fixed for using the toilets should be displayed prominently in all the pay-and-use toilets in the city.

M.V. Manikantan,

Salem.



Zebra markers



Many speed breakers have been put up on Yercaud road at Hasthampatti area.

The residences of many VIPs are situated on this road. Besides, the District Court and educational institutions too are situated here.

There are no zebra markings on the speed-breakers. This road is being used by a large number of tourists proceeding to Yercaud.

I request the authorities concerned to immediately paint the speed breakers with zebra markers.

G. Kavitha,

Salem.





Toilet facility



The non-availability of public toilet facility in Nasankottai village near Harur in Dharmapuri district is causing lot of hardship to the villagers.

The district administration should take immediate efforts for the construction of a public toilet block in this village.

A. Palani,

Dharmapuri.





College needed



A large number of students belonging to weaker sections of Thammampatti and surrounding areas have to proceed to Salem city and other parts of the district to attend colleges. There is no government college in this area. The government some years ago planned a college for Thammampatti, but the project was shelved. The government should set up an arts college at Thammampatti. This will help the students of the villages of Tiruchi and Namakkal districts too.

K. Santhanam,

Thammampatti.



Poor road condition



The road leading to Nadar Colony from Tagore street in Attur town is in a very poor condition. This is causing lot of hardship, particularly to two-wheeler riders. I request the Attur Municipality to re-lay this road.

T. Saminathan,

Attur.

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