Get into the right lane and drive towards better traffic planning
This refers to the report Pedestrians need more space, better pavements (February 24). Delhi needs holistic traffic and transport planning for decongestion and to remove bottlenecks such as encroachments on footpaths and faulty pedestrian facilities. The government must encourage self-contained office-cum-residential complexes on the outskirts of Delhi and connect the entire National Capital Region by metro.
AL Agarwal, Delhi
Enable the differently-abled
With reference to the editorial It's so easy to look away (Our Take, February 25), services have deteriorated in spite of competition among private airlines. Whether it is the differently-abled or others, the services offered by the airlines are not up to the mark. The only thing private carriers are interested in is promoting and selling merchandise. Of course, it is another matter that government and civil society continue to remain indifferent to the needs of the disabled.
Man Mohan, Delhi
Polio's in the past now
With reference to the report WHO knocks India off polio list (February 26), it is really heartening that India has now been declared a polio-free country. In 2009, India reportedly had 741 polio cases. The progress made over the last two years is because of the Polio Eradication Programme and the tenacity of volunteers who made the pulse polio programme successful.
MC Joshi, Lucknow
Kolkata's as bigoted as the rest
With reference to Antara Das's article Wrong kind of rape (February 23), the fact that Kolkata is safe for women is a sham propagated by the city's men while engaging in their daily adda. Kolkatans can be judgmental and moralistic, and Mamata Banerjee’s reaction confirms this.
Rajeshwari Chattoraj, via email