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Patel must supervise the probe into the Mangalore air accident

Jitender Bhargava in Grounding our fears (May 24) has rightly pointed out that Air India should do all it can to find out what caused the devastating accident in Mangalore.

india Updated: May 25, 2010 22:01 IST

Patel must supervise the probe into the Mangalore air accident

Jitender Bhargava in Grounding our fears (May 24) has rightly pointed out that Air India (AI) should do all it can to find out what caused the devastating accident in Mangalore. There are reports that the airport project had terrain limitations and did not conform to the standards prescribed by authorities like the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the National Building Code of India and the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Instead of resigning, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel should supervise the probe into the crash in order to restore passengers’ confidence in the national carrier.

Sunny Mitra, Kolkata

UPA 2 has to do much more

This refers to A question of answers (Our Take, May 25). Although Prime Minister Manmohan Singh answered many questions on the completion of the first year of UPA 2, he skirted questions on crucial issues such as the Naxal problem, price hike and corruption in the government. Though the UPA 2 has fared all right in the past one year, there’s a lot more it needs to do to win people’s support. And that will be possible only when problems that affect the aam aadmi are looked into. At present, the UPA 2 leaves much to be desired.

S.C. Vaid, via email

Impose stiffer penalties

This refers to the report Colonel’s wife kills two (May 24). There’s an urgent need for the government to amend the Motor Vehicles Act. Instances of road rage have been on the rise and offenders often go scot-free by paying nominal penalties. In order to rein in the errant drivers, stricter fines must be imposed. It will prevent repeat offenders from being irresponsible on the road.

Manmeet Grover, via email