Rampaging Blueline buses are now a thing of the past
The report End of the road for Bluelines from Dec 14 (October 26) about the phasing out of Blueline buses by December is a welcome decision by the Delhi government. But if the bus owners and employees are again permitted to ply low-floor buses privately in Delhi, it will be nothing but an act of putting old wine into new bottles. The government should make the DTC more disciplined by strictly implementing a time schedule so that people do not have to wait hours for a bus.
Santosh Kumar Mishra, Delhi
A step in the right direction
This is in reference to the editorial Now let the game begin (Our Take, October 26). Union urban development minister Jaipal Reddy’s contention that a joint parliamentary committee should be formed to look into corruption in the preparations of the just-concluded Commonwealth Games is an initiative in the right direction. Agencies and officials responsible for the mess have shamed the country. A proper investigation should bring the guilty to book.
Rajan Kalia, via email
Good governance pays
The report BJP sweeps Guj panchayat polls (October 24) is a pointer to the good governance of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi. After defeating the Congress in municipal corporation polls, the BJP maintained its winning streak in panchayat and civic body election. The Congress is now accusing the BJP of manipulating the machines to fashion their victory.
Shreeram Paranjpe, Mumbai
Give the coaches their due
The report SAI coaches get peon’s pay(October 23) is a good story that lay in the shadow of the recently-held
Vijayant Sharma, via email
Commonwealth Games. It is imperative that the coaches get compensation to dignify their work. The sports bodies should draft the benefits of the coaches to help the latter commit their themselves to the task.