A hole in the way of a safe walk
The number of open manholes is increasing by the day in the city. The one in front of Punjab National Bank in Salt Lake poses a serious threat to vehicles and pedestrians. Local residents, including the elderly and children, can be dragged into a mishap during their early morning stroll. The municipal authorities have not even bothered to put a warning sign near the hole.
Rimli Datta, Salt Lake.
A large portion of the south-eastern flank of Rashbehari crossing has been occupied by fast food stalls and street-dwellers. There is hardly any space left on the footpath in front of Muktangan. One can find the squatters carrying out daily chores on the kerb with their families — cooking, bathing and washing. In the evenings, mosquito nets are tied across the breadth of the footpath. A pay-and-use toilet, set up recently near the Southern Avenue boulevard, remains unused as a nearby tap flowing round-the-clock serves their purpose.
Asit Kumar Mitra, Southern Avenue.