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Everyman with run of the road

The crossing of Rani Rashmoni Road and SN Banerjee Road is one of the busiest junctions in the city, but no traffic sergeant is deployed on this stretch. As a result, pedestrians jaywalk, buses race with each other and cars are driven recklessly. Such chaotic traffic also causes prolonged bottlenecks on the busy road.

Kajal Chatterjee, Sodepur.

Power-ful

The CESC, it seems, is targeting common people to make up for its revenue deficit. The maximum bills I have ever received over the past 12 years were to the tune of Rs 1800 to Rs 2000. But the Rs 6000 bill that I have been slapped with for May 2003 is shocking. How does the CESC account for such an exorbitant amount when the power consumed in my house was never so much' Consumers have no option but to pay the amount in order to avoid disconnection of their power lines, which is another weapon the power utility uses to its advantage.

Purnima Vasudeva, Rowland Road.

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