TAMIL NADU

Reader's Mail

Stray dog menace

Of late menace of stray dogs in the outskirts of Coimbatore City is on the rise. On November 15 at 5.30 am a retired government servant was attacked by stray dogs near Makkha Masjid , Sundarapuram, causing him serious injuries. It is learnt that thanks to the activities of Blue Cross and Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) drive against the stray dogs has been slackened. We request the local administration, the police and the Press to look into this and put an end to this menace.

President,

Dheenul Islam Sunnath Jama-ath,

Coimbatore.

Transport to airport

I do agree with Mr.T.K. Venkatesan who wrote that Coimbatore airport requires more public transport. With more flights on the anvil from domestic and international airlines I feel better and cheaper access to the airport is required. Considering that the Peelamedu area is becoming a hub for IT activity, there must be more public transport connecting this area from other parts of Coimbatore district. Sky bus introduction to Coimbatore is one option. Also, point to point bus services connecting Ukkadam, railway station, Gandhipuram and the airport must be considered. In this way people from Kerala and other parts of Tamilnadu could take these less crowded buses to the airport. A higher fare for these buses could be suggested. A railway link from either Singanallur or Peelamedu to the airport will also be excellent. But this could happen only when Coimbatore gets a metro rail system.

Warren Ezekiel,

Melbourne.

A role model

The 20th ward councillor Mrs. Hemalatha is doing a great job. She has set a perfect example to the politicians who forget those who voted for them after they come to power. Coimbatore city needs young and sincere politicians like Hemalatha.

P. Ramesh,

PRS North.

Bad experience

We, a group of 23 members, travelled from Chennai to Coimbatore by Inter-City Express recently. It was a horrible experience, to say the least. Coach No. 92654 (marked S 6), in which we were allotted seats 1 to 23, was in a very bad condition. There were a large number of cockroaches in the compartment. A piece of paper in the coach said disinfectant had been sprayed four months ago. While the stench emanating from lavatories was unbearable, there was a lot more in store to make our travel miserable. Numerous beggars entered the compartments at regular intervals and

K.D.Viswanaathan,

Thadagam Road.

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