Posted On Monday, June 25, 2012 at 08:55:47 AM
Another one bites the dust
This refers to ‘Avinash Bhosale Chinoy’, (PM, June 23). With the joint venture which will come up at ABC Farms, another iconic haunt will perish due to the real estate boom. I do not think that I will visit the glitzy mall, planned by the two leading men at the site.
ABC Farms has a special aura about it — a food court with music that cater to every taste, which will be gone. Pune is slowly losing its old world charm.
Thankfully, the armed forces and the Pune Adventist Hospital, who steadfastly refused to give in to the builders, have retained the lush greenery and spaciousness that make the Camp area stand out in the concrete jungle.
Poor civic sense
This is with reference to ‘Our way or the highway, threaten vasti residents’, (PM, June 24). The patience shown by Pawar Vasti residents is laudable. But how can the authorities sing the same tune for three years? Is it that difficult to give the water supply system a much needed overhaul? During all these years there must have been digging in the area for laying of telephone or power supply lines.
The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation could have co-ordinated with one of the contractors and used the opportunity to replace the old pipelines. But common sense is the last thing to be expected from our civic authorities.
- Anoop Ashitkar
Civic authorities are least bothered about public health, when it is their job to maintain hygiene within the municipal limits. It is not even a year since the PCMC bagged the best city award, under the Jawarhalal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme and pending civic issues are resurfacing.
The plight of Dapodi residents is a blot on the civic body’s credentials. I think the Central government should set a deadline for the PCMC and if the residents do not get clean water after that, the best city award should be scrapped.
- Ashok Naik
Thefts at hospitals
This refers to ‘Con poses as doctor, steals woman’s mangalsutra’, (PM, June 24). I think the patients are equally responsible for their misfortune. What is the need for them to wear gold ornaments while undergoing treatment?
In a city where morality is going down and crime against women increasing, people need to be alert all the time. However, the hospital administration can’t shrug off its duty by simply putting up a disclaimer.
- Manisha Kale
I have been to a couple of big hospitals in Pune. Everywhere I have observed one common thing — lax security. In our town, incidents of theft never occurred in hospitals.
But, of late, theft cases are on the rise in hospitals everywhere. With the cost of treatment going up, people are forced to carry large amounts and valuables along with them to hospitals. The miscreants have understood this vulnerability very well. I think the police should set up booths at major hospitals during the night hours to curb the menace.
- Mehul Kumar