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Readers' Mail

Dream bridge

Sir, - The long cherished dream of the residents of Thamalam, Mudavanmugal, Sastri Nagar and Kunchalammood areas to have a bridge across the Karamana river at Parayilkadavu, should be implemented by the Members of Parliament who represent the Thiruvananthapuram parliamentary constituency.

Students and other people are now depending on country boats provided at Parayilkadavu to reach Pappanamcode. After the construction of the bridge, people coming from Neyyattinkara side, especially patients, pregnant women and marriage parties, can reach their places in time, without traffic congestion between Pappanamcode and Killippalam. Hence, the voters of the above areas should get an assurance from the candidates that Parayilkadavu bridge will be constructed and opened for traffic at the earliest.

The people of this locality are eagerly waiting to hear from the candidates whether their long felt need will be implemented by the MP, who gets an opportunity to represent the Thiruvananthapuram parliamentary constituency, after the Lok Sabha elections.

V.G. Balakrishnan,

Sastri Nagar.

Need for action

Sir, - The report in The Hindu (April 11) on the pathetic situation of the Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum was a timely one. Our Minister concerned is always stressing the need for awareness among consumers about the quality of services they get. The people's representatives are least bothered about the dearth of staff under which our forums function, leave alone the question of undue delay to get justice from there.

If our courts give direction to take immediate steps to do the needful on an issue, some will consider such direction as interference in the functioning of the executive. Will the Government dare to take steps based on reports in our media? Will our politicians take initiative to do the needful? No. Then, who will? None. This is a cruel situation, which is to be remedied above politics. Less promise, more action is the need of the hour.

T.V.R. Potti,

Pooajppura.

Philatelist's plaint

Sir, - The Department of Posts had published a list of commemorative stamps proposed to be released during 2004. But, it is regrettable to note that the date of release was not published. This causes inconvenience to philatelists.

Karamana Manikantan Nayar,

Vanchiyoor.

Saving energy

Sir, - If the KSEB is serious about curtailing energy consumption by all, it should take stern measures to switch off streetlights with daybreak. It is not an uncommon sight to see streetlights burning even in broad daylight. The city corporation, which is apparently footing the bill, should also ensure that streetlights are switched off well in time. The problem is all the more serious on holidays, apparently due to the slackness of the employees. But, who cares?

Capt. (retd.) O. Mathai,

Kowdiar.

Curb on cell phones

Sir, - The cell phone is no longer a luxury now. The majority of the cell phone users are youngsters and this instrument is an important mode of communication on our college campuses, and interestingly, in the examination halls too.

Speaking through mobile phones while driving is a common scene in the city. As this practice leads to accidents, it should be curbed by law. Similarly, some passengers talk loudly on the mobile phones in the city buses unmindful of the fellow-passengers. This also should be curbed.

P. Ashok Kuamar,

Pattom.

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