Readers' speak: Doubt cast on road repair before Pujas
I was astonished to read the report titled “Hope of road repair as civic body starts survey,” published on September 18.
Roads of Salt Lake are riddled with potholes and the corporation officials are hoping to complete repairs before the Pujas! How will this ever be possible?
The festival is around the corner and I wonder if even the funds requested by the local MLA for repairs from the urban development and municipal affairs department have changed hands yet.
Cluster XI, Purbachal
Apropos the article “New Town cafe sets sail in ship container” published on September 18, Cafe@Ecospace is an exemplary initiative courtesy the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA).
It takes New Town a step ahead in its ongoing effort to smarten up. Not only is the idea of converting a metal vessel into a roadside cuisine eco-friendly, but the lip-smacking menu is also pocket-friendly.
The al fresco dining experience complies with social distancing norms too.
Above all, in the era of pandemic-induced job losses, the endeavour serves as a model of employment and empowerment of women.
Hope the cafe also brightens the famished faces of the passers-by.
It was wonderful to learn that the sweets mall in New Town finally has opened its doors after six long months (“Misti Hub reopens after six months,” published on September 25).
This is especially good news for me, as misti is an indispensable part of my life. I can’t imagine a day without eating sweets! Since Misti Hub was inaugurated 2018, I have gone there several times with my family and friends to buy and taste sweets. And now that I now got the good news of its reopening, I shall head to the confectionery mall as soon as possible.