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Sorry sight after a shower

The civic authorities must check out Lower Rawdon Street after a shower. The road has been dug up at several spots and the underground drains, probably choked with refuse, are brimming with filthy water. Civic workers have tried to cover some of the craters with bricks, which has made matters worse. Bricks are also lying on the footpaths. After a moderate downpour recently, the water level on the road rose to a foot. In such circumstances, it becomes difficult for rickshaws to pull their vehicles. The condition at Woodburn Park is no different.

S.S. Almal, Lower Rawdon Street.

Rope trick

It seems Calcutta Police is trying hard to check pedestrian movement at busy intersections. At several places, I have spotted cops using a rope to barricade pedestrians from jaywalking. But this is definitely not an intelligent move. As the rope is dropped on the ground and picked up again to block people’s movement, one’s clothes get soiled by the dirty rope in the process.

Sumant Poddar, Kyd Street.

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