MCD's false claims rain on the Games' host city's parade
Instances of flooded streets and caved-in roads due to inadequate drainage system are common in the capital during the monsoon. This year is no different, thanks to the inability of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to perform its duties.Updated: Aug 03, 2010, 22:42 IST
With reference to the report One soggy weekend (August 1), instances of flooded streets and caved-in roads due to inadequate drainage system are common in the capital during the monsoon. This year is no different, thanks to the inability of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to perform its duties. It took only 65 mm of rain to expose the MCD's false claims of its preparedness to tackle monsoon-related problems. With such shabby infrastructure, is the city really ready host the Commonwealth Games?
Vijay Maroo, via email
Games without sports
This refers to the report Delhi govt wanted vigilance blind eye to Games projects (August 1). Hosting the Commonwealth Games should be a matter of pride for India. But a horde of news reports on the preparations for the Games state otherwise. So far, we know that the construction work is unsatisfactory, the pace of the preparations is slow and corruption has increased the budget by leaps and bounds. It seems that the Games are being organised only to fill the Congress's coffers. It's ironic that with the Games only two months away, we are yet to come across a news story on Indian athletes' preparations for the mega event.
Jai Prakash Gupta, Ambala
Not much to go by storage
With reference to the editorial Never enough on the plate (Our Take, July 30), while everyone associated with foodgrain storage and distribution are at fault for the present crisis, the real culprits are the prime minister, the agriculture minister and the finance minister. They have failed to check corruption in the agriculture sector, which has resulted in the rotting of foodgrain. If the Centre can spend billions of rupees on the Commonwealth Games, can't it set aside some amount to build new, spacious silos?
Devendra Narain, via email