TAMIL NADU

Reader's Mail

Billboards in

bus stops

Recently I had been to Delhi. But I found no difficulty in spotting the places as the name of the bus stops were clearly written both in Hindi and in English. In Tiruchi one could see only advertisements on all bus stops. One should depend on either the conductor or the co-passenger for spotting the place. Will the officials concerned change this situation?

R. Gayathri,

Lalgudi.

Action plan needed

It is a happy news for the Tiruchiites that the Corporation has acquired lands from Railways for expansion of the central bus stand. The Corporation has to frame the action plan systematically to complete the task in a short time. The Corporation should give due importance for the quality of the work in connection with the awarding of contract for the expansion work.

A. R. Kumaran,

Tiruchi.

Police-public relations

The K K Nagar area in Tiruchi is notorious for theft incidents. In order to curtail burglaries, police resorted to vehicle checks during night hours.

But, when some motorists did not possess relevant documentsthe policemen use abusive language.It is through the police that a common man has an interface with the Government. So, policemen are supposed to adopt a humane approach. Therefore, police must be trained with patience and decency forthwith.

Ansar,

Tiruchi.

Foul smell problem

Tiruchi District Co-operative Milk Society situated on the Pudukottai Road near airport is emitting a foul smell because of the improper maintenance of effluent treatment. Though, this problem has been persisting for long, authorities concerned are not bothered to take remedial measures.

If immediate action is not taken it may lead to outbreak of many diseases.

M.G. Sebastian,

Tiruchi.

Vacant site tax

The imposition of vacant site tax (VST) by the Tiruchi Corporation has caught plot owners unawares as it is levied retrospectively for six-and-a-half years and is a six monthly compounding tax like property tax, which gets accumulated over the years. Now it is due 15 instalments (7.5 years). As the decision to introduce VST was announced only late last year for previous six-and-a-half years, it has put a heavy burden on site owners. It should be a one-time levy or made applicable from September, 2004. The VST and other taxes/fees will eat away the market value of plots if construction, by chance, is delayed due to other constraints. I appeal to the authorities to withdraw the unjust, astronomical cascading levy forthwith.

A.V. Narayanan,

Tiruchi.

Unhygienic hotels

Close on the heels of the surprise check on the quality of milk by the officials of the Tiruchi Corporation, a similar drive should also be initiated to check the quality of the food items served in hotels in and around the central and Chatram bus stands. Will the Corporation Commissioner and the Health Officer launch a drive and ensure that the same unhygienic condition did not come back after the drive is over.

C. Ramalingam,

Tiruchi.

Install signal

In Srirangam, Gandhi Road, one of the main fares connecting inner areas, especially South Devi Street, North Devi Street, Four Roads near Lakshmi Vilas Bank, witnesses a heavy traffic jam during peak hours. Despite, repeated reminders the traffic police never turned up to regulate the traffic. So, I request the authorities to take necessary steps to install at least manually operated signal at this point to ensure free flow of traffic.

K. Rajagopal,

Tiruchi.

Maintain park

Parangiri Velu Pillai Park on the Municipal Office Road opposite to the District Court, which is a familiar spot, is in a pathetic condition.

The park workers are also missing for three months or so. I request the authorities to do something to restore its beauty.

S. Comagan,

Tiruchi.

Credit for Sethu project

It is neither the DMK nor the AIADMK, but Subramania Bharathi who deserves the credit for the Sethu Project. (Sethuvai Meduruthi Veedhi Samaippom).

The leaders should realise that recognition, pride, credit etc., should flow spontaneously as a honour for the good work done and not some thing to be demanded or grabbed.

Dalmiapuram Ganesan,

Tiruchi.

Dazzling headlights

Most of the four wheelers running in the city are fixed with dazzling bulbs in their headlights. In certain vehicles four headlights are fixed, which is against the permissible limits. As per the rule the upper half portion of the headlight glass dooms should be black painted. But the traffic officials do not check if the lights are painted half black. Will the traffic officials take action in this regard?

K. Venkatraman,

Tiruchi.

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