| Get set, go: The Pujas are the best time to pack one’s bags and set off on a holiday. I am planning to catch the Formula1 Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit (October 26-28). I will also visit Agra.
North Calcutta and its fringes are always neglected (Do you think the CMC doesn’t care about north Calcutta? July 12).
The chief minister is from south Calcutta and all developmental initiatives seem to be aimed at the southern part of the city alone.
The slow progress of the flyover at Dunlop has become a pain for daily commuters. Nothing concrete is being done to address the issue.
Similarly, BT Road remains choked throughout the day and thousands of pedestrians cross the road at busy intersections.
However, not a single footbridge or underpass or flyover has been planned on the stretch.
In contrast, funds are being sanctioned for overbridges and flyovers for multiple locations in the south. This is unfair, to say the least.
Fakir Ghosh Lane
Airport’s new look
I was very pleased to read about the new terminal at the city airport and am looking forward to visiting it (What difference do you think the airport’s new terminal will make to Calcutta s image?, July 16).
The terminal will help in improving the image of Calcutta because the airport is one of the gateways to the city. According to the Metro report, passengers found it similar to other international airports. The condition of the Calcutta airport had worsened in the last few years. I hope the airport authorities ensure that the terminal is maintained properly.
Dum Dum Road
It is unbelievable that a sweeper stitches wounds at a state hospital, that too in the city. How can the administration be so negligent towards public health? This proves how poor our health care is. I am speechless.
Apropos the report “All smoke and no Kadir”, July 17, it is a matter of shame that Kadir has managed to give cops the slip every time they have tried to track him down.
The failure to catch Kadir could be because of some corrupt cop passing on vital information. Central agencies should be put on the job to nab him.
As the state cops have not been able to catch Kadir even four months after the incident, it is time the case was handed over to the CBI.
No taxi driver seems ready to go to Park Street from Howrah station. Even if they agree, they demand more than the usual fare.
The transport minister and the chief minister should look into this matter.
The report “Hacker tips for schoolkids”, July 18, is informative. Kudos to Metro for sharing the helpful safety measures.
Installing anti-virus, antimalware, antispyware programmes in computers is a must for anyone using the Net. One should not divulge his/her debit, credit card and personal details. Not using vulnerable software, restricted use of webcam can also ward off hackers.
The efforts of ethical Whitehat hackers to catch Blackhat culprits is praiseworthy. Organising such awareness programmes and sustained campaign to make schoolkids aware are timely measures.
Cruelty to animals
It was shocking to find that a man has been torturing 30 dogs for days (Dog rescue aborted, July 17).
It is also shocking that this man is still not behind bars despite his inhuman treatment of the dogs.
The administration should take immediate steps to rescue the surviving dogs. A man has no right to torture dogs even if he owns them. Such acts should be condemned strongly. Awareness about cruelty to animals should be spread.
Rathin Kumar Chanda,
It would be a great shame to Calcutta if the Metro cinema is demolished or turned into another mall or shopping destination. It was a treat to go and watch Hollywood movies in the fantastic building. The Metro building has always been a tourist attraction. A lot of lovely memories are associated with it.
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