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On behalf of the inmates of Government College Adi Dravida Hostel, Cantonment, Tiruchi, I thank The Hindu for publishing (25.03.2008) our grievance regarding Mosquito menace in our hostel premises. Now we would like to add that even after four months no progress has been made, for connecting the sewage line to the main underground drainage system. The officials could have completed this work during the summer vacation itself and this would have given us big relief and prevented many a health hazard.
Government College Adi Dravida Hostel inmates
CantonmentProvide water taps
R.S. Puram on Khajamalai Main Road is fast developing. There are only four public taps supplying drinking water to a large number of residents of various colonies in this area. I request the Tiruchi Corporation to come forward to install more public taps enabling people to get drinking water without any difficulty.
Mohamed Ghouse Munavary
R.S. PuramStreamline supply
Drinking water supply to Pasumainagar near Airport has never been satisfactory. To make it worse, there has been no water supply to this area for the past 10 days. This is not a single occasion. When the supply is disrupted in areas under Golden Rock Water Supply Scheme due to reported frequent blasts in pipelines, the areas near Pasumainagar get the supply restored in a day or two, but not in Pasumainagar for reasons best known to the authorities concerned. The erratic and truant nature of supply forces the residents to purchase water from private sources in the absence of any other option. Will the authorities concerned look into it and streamline supply to Pasumainagar.
AirportCable network tariff
Tamil Nadu Government has introduced Arasu Cable Network to enable people to get T.V. channels at a cheaper rate, whereas it has fixed Rs.100 as rent for a month. In few places, private cable operators are providing many channels for less than Rs.100. As the Arasu Cable being a non-profit making one, the rent must be below Rs.100. For fixing rent, government must divide the State into three categories such as metro, non-metro and villages. For these three, the rent must be uniform.
Government has fixed the cable TV connection charges as Rs.100 and has come out with an advertisement in this regard. On the similar lines, the details of channels proposed to be made available may also be publicised. If the rate is not fixed properly, people will toggle between private DTH operators who provide transmission at competitive prices, as of now prevalent in Chennai.
Ayyappa NagarDrainage project at Srirangam
As a long time resident of Srirangam, hoping for better sanitation I paid in full all the fees demanded for the underground drainage scheme by the Tiruchi Municipal Corporation. But the news that the scheme will never see the light of the day is not only shocking but shows how callous and indifferently the officialdom treats the whole matter when about Rs.135 crore have been spent. It is natural that contractors demanded 30 per cent more since they have to cover all costs including the untold but nevertheless existing bribe to be paid at every level. The Chief Minister should intervene and get this project going.
T. M. Renganathan
The cost of match box has been raised from fifty paise to One rupee. Bearing the middle income and lower middle income group in mind, it can be reduced to seventy five paise. Government should think over and reduce the price of match box.
T.V. KoilPrevent nuisance
Recently I got 10 to 15 SMS messages from unknown persons from various places within a span of few minutes. Mobile phone is the only way to get any messages in emergency. However, that day I faced such a difficulty for no rhyme or reason. I was in the dark that a mobile SMS could even disturb people engaged in official work. This is a crime. Such glitches should be rectified.
Rockfort AgraharamMake time table available
Every year, Southern Railway Time Table is available in the counter or stalls in stations only after a span of one month, since its release. It is understood that only small quantities are supplied to the counters in the first phase and these are sold out within few hours of its arrival. May I request the administrators to supply sufficient copies to the counter in time or outsource the distribution network along with the printing.
Two or three pages may be spared in it for indicating the major changes from the previous year.
Thillai NagarIntroduce night trains
Coimbatore is a fast growing city. There are no night express trains from Tiruchi to Coimbatore after 9.00 p.m. and vice versa from Coimbatore to Tiruchi. Since omni buses charge heavily I request the Southern Railway authorities to introduce night train service in this sector.
TeppakulamRepair damaged roads
Nearly 37 crore and 130 crore (The Hindu 4.7.2008) were allotted to lay new tar roads, drainage and sanitation in Tiruchi Corporation. In ward No.38 of Tiruchi Corporation (Ponmalai Zone) tar roads were laid but patch up work has not yet been done. In 2001, new pipe line was laid for Cauvery water supply, duly cutting the tar roads. Even after the lapse of 7 years, patch up work has not been done. Driving two-wheelers on such roads is very dangerous. I request the authorities to take urgent steps to repair all the damaged roads in ward 38.
Ayyappa NagarMaintain time schedule
No city buses are available to OFT, HAPP and Police Colony areas after 9.05 p.m. from Chatram via Tiruverumbur route. A bus starts at 8.50 p.m. from Chatram which goes up to Suriyur via OFT, HAPP. Followed by this, a city bus starts at 9.05 p.m. from Chatram, which goes to Police colony via OFT.
Both these buses are not at all following the time schedule and are highly irregular. Thereby, the public is the ultimate sufferer. Private buses already running in this route have abruptly stopped now due to the nuisance of drunkards. It is high time the police initiated proper steps so that city buses can ply regularly without causing any inconvenience to the public.
O.F.T. EstateDo away with condition
At Tiruchi Airport for parking two-wheelers and four-wheelers Rs.10 and Rs.25 is being collected by the contractor for which he is issuing a token in the name of Airport’s Authority of India, Tiruchi Airport. There is no shelter for two-wheelers, but in the token, lot of conditions are printed. The second condition being “parking at owner’s risk” makes a ridiculous reading. The airport authority should make the contractor to do away with this condition or it should stop floating tenders for parking vehicles. As such the public will park the vehicle in the airport premises at their own risk without parting any money from their pocket.
H. Ghouse Baig
CrawfordGive air connectivity
Tiruchi Airport is becoming one of the important ports of call in the country and it is linked with major cities of the nation. Also, it is linked with few important cities in Kerala but there is no link with Cochin.
Cochin is linked with many countries of the world and it is quite unfortunate that there is no link with Tiruchi by air route.
I wish that the authorities concerned do the needful to link at least one flight route via Cochin for the sake of business people.
G. Rajesh Gopal
O.F.T. EstateNot meeting the genuine intensions
As the academic year starts so is the pressure on public sector banks to sanction education loans to all and sundry thanks to the unimaginative stand taken by the government.
Union Finance Minister recently asked the public to report to him directly the bank officials who refuse to entertain education loans. While the genuine intentions of the Minister that not even a single meritorious student should be deprived of a for want of money deserves praise, in practice what is happening is diametrically the opposite.
Rich and affluent persons are pressuring the bank officials to grant education loans to their wards after getting admission through management quota in private engineering colleges. The bank officials cornered as they are from all sides perforce sanctioning education loans to rich as well as undesirable parties.
The bankers are the best judges and any credit decision should be best left to them.
J. Anantha Padmanabhan
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