CM MUST IN­TER­VENE TO END BEST STRIKE

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO -

BMC chief Ajoy Me­hta is jus­ti­fied in say­ing that the de­ploy­ment of pri­vate buses will min­imise the im­pact of the BEST bus strike (Meet be­tween unions, state panel fails to end best strike, Jan­uary 13). De­spite the HC rul­ing to BEST unions to ini­ti­ate talks, con­cerned par­ties have only hard­ened their stance. In­vok­ing MESMA has not brought any re­lief to com­muters ei­ther. Sena chief Ud­dhav Thack­eray and state chief sec­re­tary DK Jain also failed to break the ice. So CM Deven­dra Fad­navis must now in­ter­vene. With buses off the road, 25 lakh com­muters con­tinue to face the or­deal. It is a piti­ful sight to see se­nior cit­i­zens, women and stu­dents wait for long queues for rick­shaws or walk to their des­ti­na­tions. Taxis and au­tos have fleece com­muters. Dili­gent fi­nan­cial plan­ning is the hour of need. DEEPAK CHIKRAMANE

ON­LINE PER­MIS­SIONS MUST BE EN­COUR­AGED

The news of liquor per­mits be­ing is­sued within 24 hours of an on­line plea is a wel­come stop and should be em­u­lated by the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion and other au­thor­i­ties

(Liquor per­mits in Maha to be is­sued within 24 hours if

RISE IN LEP­ROSY CASES SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY

The 11% rise in lep­rosy cases is very wor­ri­some. (11% in­crease in lep­rosy cases; sur­vey re­veals more pa­tients, Jan­uary 13). As peo­ple do not know much about the symp­toms, au­thor­i­ties must cam­paign about the dis­ease

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