Posted On Sunday, June 03, 2012 at 08:46:09 AM
Make parking lots more visible
This refers to your report ‘Seven parking zones, but we’re still in a jam’ (PM, June 2). With some reports on and off about built-up parking lots in the city, even long-time residents, leave alone those who have moved to the city recently, would find it difficult to find.
I would like to request the authorities to indicate the locations of these built-up parking lots, by marking them on a map, just like builders do to make people aware of the locations of their properties.
- N Jayaram
While I agree that most of the PMC’s parking lots are not in a very good state, if given a choice most Puneites would park on roads or for free than parking in a lot. The civic body has to take the choice of parking elsewhere out of the equation if they want citizens to use these parking facilities.
- Divya Shah
It’s home or the highway
Reading about the 150 families, who have been left stranded by the NHAI’s road construction in ‘150 families locked out as PMC, builder show them highway’ (PM, June 2) was shocking.
How can the authorities ignore complaints of residents and go ahead with a job that will not allow them to get out of their houses? Also, the builder should be taken to task by the residents. Why have the builders not provided the residents with an access road till now? Also, what are the residents supposed to do till 2015, which is when the govt says they will get a service road.
- Snehal Damodar
Senseless riots in Bihar
The situation in Bihar over the killing of a casteist man, whose life was dedicted to spreading terror and killing hundreds of Dalits in your article ‘Gunmen kill Bihar’s caste-militia lord’ (PM, June 2) doesn’t make any sense to me.
The state has been put on high alert and thousands of this senseless Ranvir Sena chieftan’s henchmen are out rioting. I hope the Nitish Kumar government remembers that its promise to the people of Bihar was to do away with the kind of violence Brahmeshwar Singh perpetrated and takes action to restore peace in the state.
- Ravindra Jain
Fishy case against Gen V K Singh
Apropos the news report ‘EML sues former Army Chief’ (PM, June 2). There is something fishy in General V K Singh being sued one day after he retired for ‘false and motivated allegations’.
I don't believe he would have said something like this without having got his facts straight and he certainly should not have to apologise. I'm glad Gen Singh is standing his ground, though he is no longer in power.
- Omkar Dutta
Hockey team should behave
Your article ‘After finger, the stick check’ (PM, June 2) shows how sportspersons need to behave when they are representing the country. S V Sunil should have just apologised for his action (of showing the crowd his middle finger after winning a match against Pakistan) and agreed to pay the fine or take whatever punishment is suggested by the tournament director. No matter how great his excitement, certain things should be avoided.
- Sameer Solanki