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Shortage of coins

Shortage of coins is creating many difficulties to the public in the day-to-day life. Particularly during shopping, people are forced to buy more, as the shop-owners are not keeping sufficient coins with them. From vegetable vendors to the sales personnel in supermarkets, everyone is insisting the buyers purchase “some more” so that the question of returning coins does not arise. Even in the APSRTC buses, the conductors are facing the challenge of returning small change on purchase of ticket to the commuters. They are making temporary arrangement like giving a currency note to a group of commuters who get down in one stop and asking them to share the change accordingly. The government is requested to take steps for releasing coins into the market at the earliest.

A.Pattabhi

Ajithsingh Nagar,

Take up civic problems first

The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation proposes to construct a world-class indoor stadium in the Housing Board colony. At present, there are many civic problems in the colony that need immediate attention of the civic body. The drainage system, street lighting and the main roads are all in need of urgent attention. While umpteen number of civic problems of this area remained un-addressed for a long time, what is the necessity of constructing an indoor stadium here on a war footing basis? Let the civic authorities take up the civic problems first, as the construction of the stadium can be waited till the next election.

C. Ram Mohun

HB Colony

Enforce rules

The Transport Department has initiated steps to minimise the number of road accidents on the national highways. One of them is to fix speed regulators and the other to affix radium stickers. There is no use of issuing orders, unless the rules are enforced strictly. It would be good if speed regulators are fitted to auto-rickshaws too. About a year ago, there was a proposal to fit auto-rickshaws with speed regulators, and as it is customary the proposal was abandoned at the instance of the politicians. Likewise, the rule of wearing helmets by the two-wheeler riders is not being implemented strictly.

Lalitha Rani

Behind SAS College

Luggage in bus

In the Machilipatnam-Vijayawada bus services, some drivers are allowing luggage in the bus. This is resulting in great inconvenience to passengers who want to get off the bus. I request the RTC authorities to look into the matter. The authorities are requested to ensure that the non-stop services are being operated as per the schedule.

L.V.S. Kameswara Rao

Machilipatnam

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