The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
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Calcutta Column

Civic care bypasses the Bypass

The Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, an arterial route that allows a smooth ride, is slowly losing its charm. Craters have appeared on the road surface at quite a few places. Besides, several trees lining the stretch have been chopped off to make way for multi-storeyed buildings. Further neglect by the civic authorities will make this road more craggy and unfit for travel.

Bhupen Bose, Dum Dum.

Shady job

Placement cells that have cropped up in several pockets of the city are misleading youths looking for jobs. The job offers of these agencies come with a training programme for which they charge an exorbitant fee from candidates. After three to six months, the candidates are recruited in some firm for a paltry sum of Rs 1,000-1,500. This is possible only due to the nexus between the placement cells and private firms. The government must crack down on these agencies before the unemployed are duped in greater numbers.

Name and address withheld.

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