The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
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Calcutta Column

Bridge across chaos corridor

Construction work has been going on for some time to beautify Howrah station and regulate traffic in and around it. But no one is bothered about the harrowing experience commuters go through to approach theHowrah bridge. The taxis and buses add to the chaos. The entire stretch is also a stopping place for vehicles. Add to this two auto stands, stands for local and long distance buses and cycle rickshaws. This leaves the daily commuters at the mercy of the Almighty. It is surprising that the authorities turn a blind eye to the problem.

K. Asokan, Howrah.

Cover the risk

The manhole cover at the crossing of Raja Dinendra Street and Vivekananda Road has been missing for almost a fortnight. Some good samaritan has put a bamboo stick in the open hole. The road gets waterlogged even after a small shower, and it is dangerous for pedestrians. The civic authorities should take immediate steps to prevent any untoward incident.

Kalyan Ray Choudhuri, Maniktola.

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