Friday, March 28, 2003
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Since 1st March, 1999
> The Calcutta Column
Pedestrians crowded out at market
The Chandni Chowk market has become extremely crowded of late, with shops of electronic goods and clothes, pavements occupied by hawkers and autos and scooters parked on the roadsides. Walking along the stretch is a very difficult task. The police should earmark a parking zone to reduce the congestion.
Wait in the dark
One can get a new telephone connection from the public sector in a couple of days, but getting a new meter from the CESC, a private sector unit, is a hazardous experience. Besides coughing up a hefty security deposit, one has to wait for a minimum of three to four months. The CESC should make the procedure for flexible and also slash the security amount. For new buildings, the power utility can initially instal meters for all flats in the promoter’s name and later shift them to the flat-owners’. CESC will also benefit from this in terms of operational cost and efficiency.
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