Officials using beacons must be reminded that red means ‘stop’
With reference to the editorial The SC has seen red (April 8), the Supreme Court’s progressive observations about the use and abuse of beacons and sirens are steps in the right direction. Apart from the huge loss of man-hours and fuel, traffic restrictions during VIP movement also delay critical vehicles like ambulances from reaching their destinations. One hopes that the apex court’s pronouncements will reduce, if not put an end to, the lal-batti culture that has increasingly become a public nuisance.
TK Bhattacharya, Bhopal
Bolt the barn right now
With reference to the editorial Start now on our start-ups (Our Take, April 6), it is a matter of grave concern that several Indian firms, especially technology start-ups, are moving their base to South-East Asia. It’s a well-known fact that setting up a business in India is tedious task thanks to bureaucratic inertia and lack of infrastructure. It is time the government worked towards improving its response time to business proposals and that it cut infructuous procedures. If it fails to do so, not only will it lose foreign investors, it will also find itself unable to stop Indian entrepreneurs from looking for greener pastures abroad.
P Senthil Saravana, via email
Do justice to the justice system
With reference to Vrinda Bhandari’s article Fast doesn’t always mean perfect (April 5), the writer has rightly diagnosed the problems ailing the Indian judicial system. There’s an urgent need to enhance the quality of justice and ensure that it is delivered in a timely manner. Court case management, an idea mooted by the Supreme Court in 2003, is a practice adopted by several countries and one wonders what’s stopping India from doing so. We must adopt the best international practices to renew public faith in our justice system.
Rajeev Ranjan, via email
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