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Provide brief commercial stop for Mysuru-Ajmer Express at Kengeri
Voice of The Reader

Provide brief commercial stop for Mysuru-Ajmer Express at Kengeri

Sir, Train number 16209/16210 Mysuru-Ajmer Express runs as a Weekly train with stops only at Mandya, Ramanagaram, Bengaluru Station and then continues on Hubballi-Miraj-Pune-Vadodra-Ahmedabad route till Ajmer. The train thus provides a vital connectivity on Bengaluru-Pune section upon commencing its journey from Mysuru but only without a commercial stop at Kengeri. Such a move has…

Bus Shelter needed near Gun House Circle
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Bus Shelter needed near Gun House Circle

Sir, I endorse the views of N. Devarajan of Nanjangud (Star of Mysore dated May 15) on the need for Bus Shelters near Devaraj Urs bridge (Nanjangud). Same is the case at the Gun House Circle in Mysuru. Sans any shelter, presently people bound for Nanjangud side are forced to stand in the open exposing…

When Dr. Javeed drove a bus!
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When Dr. Javeed drove a bus!

Sir, This is with reference to the article ‘Of the joy and sorrow of travelling’ by Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem in his column Over a Cup of Evening Tea (SOM dated May 31). Dr. Javeed writes to say that he loves driving so much so that even if he travels by a bus he feels…

Motorists need awareness on hi-beam lights
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Motorists need awareness on hi-beam lights

Sir, Of late the menace of hi-beam light usage is increasing on city roads, resulting either in accidents or discomfort for the vehicle(s) / people coming in the opposite direction. Adding to the woes, many two-wheeler manufacturers have upgraded to white / LED headlights. These white / LED lights are powerful even in broad daylight….

India needs a Two-Party system like in US and UK
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India needs a Two-Party system like in US and UK

Sir, With a landslide victory of the ruling party (BJP) for the second term, many Opposition leaders and the so-called intellectuals have doubted the EVMs and even gone to the extent of accusing the winners using money power. They also believe that Democracy in India is in peril and it is now “Goonda Raaj.” When…

Make K.T. Street pedestrian-friendly
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Make K.T. Street pedestrian-friendly

Sir, Nowadays it is very difficult to walk on K.T. Street, particularly from Prabha Theatre to Irwin Road junction. I am a pedestrian as I usually walk to my workplace. But I face many hurdles as the owners of electrical shops on the stretch have either occupied the footpaths or they deny me my right…

More on MUDA sites and layouts
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More on MUDA sites and layouts

Sir, This refers to the letter by Mubasher Mirza (SOM dated May 21) throwing much more light on MUDA sites and Societies’ Layouts including private developers’ skyscrapers like Gulliver in the realm of Lilliputs. Vertical growth with not more than four or five storeys should be only in separately earmarked areas and not amidst ordinary…

Careless handling of precious water
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Careless handling of precious water

Sir, The vehicle in the picture spotted at Columbia Asia junction  is transporting water to some location. The  water is continuously pouring out through the pipes onto the road. Along with this every time the driver applies the brakes there’s more water pouring out from the top. I request the Water Works authorities concerned to…

Modi’s ‘Vishwas’ and Minorities
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Modi’s ‘Vishwas’ and Minorities

Sir, The recent Lok Sabha elections saw polarisation and a near total divide of the electorate. The results of the elections with a huge win for BJP and win for Modi has overwhelmed and numbed the Muslim community. An unwanted and imaginary fear has creeped into their cadres because of lynchings, unpleasant rhetoric and the…

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