There is no doubt that design, execution and management of the BRT corridor is full of loopholes. But efforts should be made to rectify them rather than to scrap the system altogether. BRT corridors are more useful than MRT systems. The government should not discard the system but work hard to educate the people and help streamline the project.
The BRT corridor is in chaos. The road designated for special buses is narrow and dangerous. Now the government wants to scrap the scheme after spending crores on it. Our officials import such ideas from abroad with little original thinking. They tend to local conditions.
Syed Adil Mehdi
The report Obe-city: 13% Delhi kids at risk (April 23) is shocking and the issue needs urgent attention. The propensity of children munching on packaged chips and fast foods make the case so alarming. These foods should be avoided and
physical activity must be encouraged by parents. The government should appoint health instructors in schools to keep a check on the health of children.
With reference to Prakash Singh’s article Shortchanged in khaki (April 23), it must be noted that corruption in the police is directly linked to their poor salaries. And the upshot of this is the mounting graph of crime in our country. If our officials refuse to address the lacunae, we should be ready to pay the price of having a
corrupt police system.
No eye for an eye
Apropos the report Ministry sat on Afzal’s mercy petition (April 23), the Home Ministry should take a compassionate view of the issue. Capital punishment cannot do much more than perpetuate a tragic, unending cycle of violence. Stop it!
Omar Luther King