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Decency derailed

india Updated: Mar 21, 2007 03:29 IST

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Apropos of the editorial Look who missed the bus (March 19), civilisation begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos. E Sreedharan’s request to Delhi Metro rail users to behave in a civilised manner by showing regard to the disabled and infirm will have an impact.

RN Lakhotia
Delhi

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It is sad if the Delhi public continues with its shoving and pushing in the Metro. They don’t spare even the old and infirm. Delhiites have a poor reputation for their rash behaviour. Citizens must develop civic sense.

AK Ghosh
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III

It is a shame that the average Delhi citizen does not observe decency and basic manners while travelling in the Metro. The Metro provides people a comfortable journey with minimum loss of time. It has earned the respect of Delhi yet, its elderly users are abused.

K Venkataraman
Delhi

Unofficial conduct

Apropos of Kumkum Chadha’s report IFS officer cries gender bias, invokes RTI (March 14) on Veena Sikri’s application under RTI Act, high-handedness in the bureaucracy has become the order of the day. Not many officers dare to expose their superiors for fear of a backlash. The attempts by a few officers to bring these facts to the notice of ministers also failed as they could not meet the man.

VK Verma
via e-mail

Trained for disaster

Apropos of the report Floored by rail guru’s track record (March 17), management guru Lalu Prasad Yadav, as Chief Minister of Bihar for 15 years, took the state a century back. The same man claims to have turned the railways around. In fact, senior officers of the railway should get the credit, certainly not the minister.

LR Sabharwal
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