Opportunity for Railways
This refers to the report, “Spice Jet crisis: Govt. plans to cap economy airfares” (December 25). An atmosphere of uncertainty prevails for air travellers, if the flight gets cancelled, and a traveller’s whole schedule goes haywire. Is this not time for the Railways to tap the market, and offer more amenities to those who can afford to fly? Special super-fast trains can be run between different cities in India,and in coordination with radio taxi operators, the railways should offer pick-and-drop facilities to its passengers who travel by air-conditioned coaches. This will certainly help the Railways in reducing its losses. Some media reports, though mostly tongue-in-cheek, say that some airlines are thinking of having standing tickets in aircraft to increase their revenue. Will air travellers prefer going standing while flying?
Deendayal M Lulla
PDP must join NDA
If the PDP leaders who tout themselves as “pro-people” are genuinely interested in the development of Jammu & Kashmir, like it is in Gujarat, they should join hands with BJP without any hesitation, and at once. Not a single Indian trusts the corrupt Congress. And the NC’s son-and-father duo are infamous for their doublespeak for long. By the way, now, after the J&K and Jharkhand state assembly polls results, this is the best-ever time for the Congress to forget blaming BJP for each and every matter unnecessarily, and to concentrate on its own negative points, and resolve them immediately in the interest of the people. The Congress and the other similar parties and their leaders have simply wasted 52 precious hours of Rajya Sabha, and thereby, the honest taxpayers’ hard-earned money by unnecessarily disrupting the work in the Upper House—as a result, two important and pro-people reforms, in the insurance sector and in the coal sector have been held up. Shockingly, none of the secular opposition parties uttered a single word about the nasty Saradha chit fund scam. Why?