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Free flow of dirt, not of vehicles

I live in Sarsuna township, meticulously planned and built by the West Bengal Housing Board with all the amenities. But some ills undo the good. There is a vat at the west bank of a local jheel which is seldom cleaned. Scavengers fly over it. During rains, water from the vat flows to the jheel. There is no bus route till Tollygunge Metro station. It was heard long ago that buses plying between Behala Chowrasta and Jadavpur would terminate here. That also has not happened. The Dakshineswar-Joka Metro extension has been shelved. Someone must have decided we have too many amenities.

Pijush Banerjee, Sarsuna.

Dry ration

People who draw kerosene with their ration cards get half a litre per card. Earlier, they used to get one litre every alternate week. In a month with five Sundays, kerosene is not issued in the fifth week. Since consumption of oil stays the same what are people supposed to do that week' Buy from the black market'

Fakhre Alam, Tiljala Lane.

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