The editorial Not palatable fare anymore (Our Take, December 6) is a timely highlight of the sad plight of air travellers. Private airlines, introduced to bring in competition, initially did a lot of good. However, they failed to regulate themselves and started fleecing the customers. The government should involve industry experts to evolve a fair pricing formula which will protect customer interests and also ensure a healthy profit margin for the airlines.
Harish Ailawadi, Delhi
Shore up our French connection
With reference to the report Sarkozy backs India for UNSC, top N-club (December 5), President Nicolas Sarkozy’s remark that France was a friend of India is important, given the strategic partnership of both China and US with Pakistan. We need to review our foreign policy and consider France as an alternative to the US and Russia for our defence needs.
SK Wasan, Noida
Height of misrepresentation
With reference to your editorial Getting High (The Pundit, December 6), an official spokesperson for Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. (formerly BSES Ltd.) had already issued a statement that “there is no truth whatsoever in reports in a section of the media that a 150-metre tall residence is being built for Anil Ambani, chairman, Reliance ADA Group, on the plot which was earlier home to a bungalow of the erstwhile BSES chairman. Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. is engaged in obtaining relevant approvals for developing the plot in question, at an appropriate time, into multiple residential units for housing senior executives of the Reliance ADA Group. The proposed development, when implemented, will be fully compliant with height, environment and other norms, as applicable for other residential developments in the neighbourhood”.
Tony Jesudasan, executive president, Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, via email