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Restoration Vs Reconstruction
Voice of The Reader

Restoration Vs Reconstruction

Sir, Apropos the news item “To Demolish or Restore: DC awaiting Government nod on Devaraja Market & Lansdowne building” (SOM dated May 14), the dilemma faced by Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is a sort of self-inflicted injury. Over a period of time, MCC has failed in its duty to maintain these two century-old buildings. It…

Remembering Dr. Frank I. Tovey
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Remembering Dr. Frank I. Tovey

Sir, With profound sorrow, I read the obituary of Dr. Frank I. Tovey, former Director of CSI Holdsworth Memorial Mission Hospital, Mysuru (SOM dated May 4, 2019). More than a surgeon, Dr. Tovey was the very personification of sympathy and compassion. My grandfather, who was in his fifties somewhere around 1955-1956, developed intolerable stomach pain…

Bus shelter needed on Mysuru-Nanjangud Highway
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Bus shelter needed on Mysuru-Nanjangud Highway

Sir, A bus shelter near Devaraj Urs bridge (over Kabini river) junction on Mysuru-Nanjangud Highway leading to Industrial Estate, is very much needed to help passengers stay well-covered against rain and scorching sun, especially during noon. There are no trees in the vicinity either to take refuge from nature’s fury.  Naturally people stand little away…

Affix reflectors at Traffic Island medians
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Affix reflectors at Traffic Island medians

Sir, Many readers have brought to the notice through these columns about the hazards being posed by the medians having no reflectors at prime traffic junctions. Here is one such classic example which occurred on                                 May 1 at 7.45 pm near Vijayanagar Water Tank, when it was raining (see pic). Many Traffic Islands in the…

Augment Chennai Central-Mysuru Shatabdi Express with extra First Class AC Executive Chair Car
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Augment Chennai Central-Mysuru Shatabdi Express with extra First Class AC Executive Chair Car

Sir, The train number 12007/12008 Chennai-Mysuru Shatabdi Express, operating via Bengaluru and Katpadi, has gained a very high patronage. The operation of this train is very beneficial especially on weekends, festivals and other regular days. The down train travels to Chennai Central from Mysuru with a stop at Bengaluru conveniently at 16.25 hours. Thus, such…

Digitalise house tax payment
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Digitalise house tax payment

Sir, I have been paying my house tax every year since last 10 years. Paying house tax is a highly cumbersome and tiresome process in Mysuru. Two pages of Form, a FOUR part challan, waiting in the queue for hours at the mercy of the “writer/RI” of the MCC, paying him/her Rs.50 for filling in…

Space blocking barricades
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Space blocking barricades

Sir, The Traffic Police have erected barricades tied with rope parallelly on a small stretch of JLB Road in the vicinity of a shopping mall. These barricades are causing hindrance for the free flow of traffic on this stretch especially during holidays and weekends. Probably these barricades are placed by the Traffic Police to curb…

Taxing times for tax-payers !
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Taxing times for tax-payers !

Sir, Today I witnessed the trials and tribulations of tax-payers at MUDA Office. A large number of spirited senior citizens, both men and women, were among the crowd. I cannot say that  it was a pleasant experience standing in a queue for quite some time. I thought I was doing a sacred duty as a…

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