Pollution zones miss control board eye
Over the past few years, air pollution has been on the rise in north Calcutta. While we keep celebrating World Environment Day with much fanfare every year, talks and seminars do not help much in curbing pollution. Besides being congested, the Maniktala, Moulali, Shyambazar and Hatibagan areas are the city's most polluted spots. Anyone exposed to such pollution is sure to be afflicted with various diseases. It's time the control board did its bit to keep the air clean.
Dalim Kumar Datta, APC Road.
While entering the city from Howrah bridge, it is noticed that the railing along the road is used as a clothesline by the footpath-dwellers. It makes for an unpleasant sight and the heart of the commercial district looks shabby and appalling. People are found jostling for space on the roads, instead of footpaths, which are occupied by illegal eateries. The authorities are requested to take corrective steps and beautify the area.
Chandan Ray, Sarsuna.
Railing against ad menace
Many private companies are using roadside railings for putting up advertisement billboards and display boards. Has the transport department now leased out the railings to earn revenue' If not, what action is being taken against the advertisers'
Subhamoy Ghosh, Salt Lake.