Sheds for show, amenities missing
Two passenger sheds near the Parama island, on EM Bypass, have been constructed by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation ' one with good lighting which passengers don't use and where buses don't stop and the other used only during the day by passengers waiting for Basanti-bound buses. The rest of the passengers do not use a shed at all. They crowd on the road itself, inviting vehicles to ram into them. Also, there are no public toilets in the vicinity and no seating arrangements at the sheds for senior citizens and the physically challenged. Nor is a public telephone booth anywhere in sight. It is high time that these amenities be provided at this busy junction.
Debojyoti Mahalanobis, Laskarpur.
Subway blocks signal Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is not being able to provide connectivity to CellOne postpaid and prepaid users inside Metro Railway stations. While there is no such problem with Hutch and Airtel connections even underground, why should CellOne suffer such loss of connectivity' The government should conduct an inquiry into the matter. Rajarshi Roy, Dum Dum.
Sylvan look, sullied surrounding
During a recent visit to Millennium Park I was shocked to see the circular railway track, running parallel to the park, in a pitiable condition. It is full of weeds and overgrown bushes that spoil the beauty of the sylvan surroundings. Also, the footpath is dimly-lit and uneven, causing much inconvenience to visitors.
Govinda Bakshi, Budge Budge.
Alien language baffles accused
On March 11, I attended the hearing of a dacoity case at a city court. It seemed that all the accused were non-Bengalis and were not conversant with the local language. As a result, they were not being able to comprehend when the honourable judge stated the charges against them. Would it be right if an innocent person misinterprets the charges read out to him in an alien language and pleads guilty'
Prantik Sanyal, SP Mukherjee Road.
The Bangur Avenue-Dum Dum Park area has been dug up for quite some time now. A portion of the bridge over the canal has also been dug up and is always occupied by vehicles of the construction company. The students of nearby colleges and schools suffer the most because of the bad condition of the roads.
Sudipa Dutta Chowdhury, Dum Dum Park.