The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
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Calcutta Column

Tyranny of some during train journey

A lot of inconve-nience in local and short-distance trains can be avoided if some passengers mend their ways. For several people, playing cards has become a habit. They just wait to get on the train and occupy seats, often unlawfully. If someone protests, they even go to the extent of assaulting him or her. Besides, some commuters have the tendency of blocking the passage between seats by placing their bags there. Vendors, too, obstruct movement in front of the compartment doors with their huge baskets. All these malpractices go unchecked. The onus lies on the railway authorities to ensure that office-goers are spared this trouble.

B.N. Bose, Dum Dum.

Bill bother

The Gariahat branch of Syndicate Bank is the only bank in the locality authorised by the BSNL to receive phone bills. But the bank does not accept cash payments over Rs 1,000. The BSNL authorities must tie up with other banks for the benefit of customers.

Chandidas Roy, Baishnabghata.

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