It is a matter of grave concern that an under-construction bridge on the national highway collapsed near Gurugram on Sunday morning. Some workers present at the site suffered injuries, thank God that no life was lost in the mishap. Earlier, only few weeks ago similarly a portion of another under-construction bridge on the Narnoul-Ismabalabad National Highway had collapsed near Pundri in Kaithal district. There are some other similar incidents in various parts of the country. It is matter of shame for the country that under construction bridges are collapsing like pack of cards. What is the government doing? Has any action been taken against construction companies executing these projects worth thousands of crores. Government and NHAI authorities should black list faulty companies to restore public confidence in the system.
Satish Seth, Kaithal
We should maintain our infrastructure
Benches kept for the public to sit and relax, along the Boh-Kallarheri road, Ambala Cantt (in Boh village), are a neglected lot. These are neither being maintained by the authorities nor the village people. Some of these lie in a dilapidated condition. We are good at creating public facilities like public urinals, water ponds, parks etc, but very poor at maintaining these. Many streetlight poles still lie broken on the ground on the Kallarheri-Panjokhara Sahib road. The authorities concerned should attend to these broken benches etc, and ensure their proper upkeep.
Col R D Singh (retd), Ambala cantt
Vacant plot a nuisance in Tohana
Generally, vacant plots are mostly sold when prices rise. Due to non-construction of these plots, it becomes a place of nuisance and pollution. These plots are used as open toilets, dumping of garbage, playing games along with shelter for drug abusers. To stop these activities, the government should take action. Along with this, owners of these plots should be directed to cover their plots with a minimum 8 ft. boundary wall in a specified period and close the plot’s entrance with a gate.
RK Garg, Tohana
Extend working hours of vaccination centres
It is now clear that from April 1, 2021, people in large number will visit Covid-19 vaccination centres as the government has allowed the vaccination age as 45 and above. It will be of great help if the Haryana Government provides vaccination facility on all seven days of the week with working hours extended upto at least 8 pm so that people in private sectors can conveniently get vaccinated. It must be noted that 94 per cent workforce is in private sectors. Such measure will help cover maximum number of people.
Ravi Bhushan, Kurukshetra
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