Letter to Editor: Poor Bus Service Affects Life of Residents

You are Sruthi/Shiraj staying at R.K. Puram, Secunderabad. Your locality being away from the main city, the poor bus service adversely affects the life of residents. Write a letter to the Editor, Deccan Chronicle, highlighting the problems faced and also giving a few possible solutions.

R.K. Puram

9 March, 20××

The Editor
The Deccan Chronicle

Subject: Poor Bus Service


Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I wish to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to the poor bus service for the residents of R. K. Puram, Secunderabad.

It is a huge colony situated on the outskirts of the city with a population of more than ten thousand people. I would like to inform you that due to poor bus service, lives of the residents are getting adversely affected.

People have to walk a long distance to reach the bus stop. Since the frequency of the buses in the area is low, people have to wait for thirty minutes to one hour. At times, buses do not even stop.

Worst affected are the school children and office goers. As they are left with no other option than to hire expensive private modes of transport, such as private auto rickshaws, taxis, etc.

Buses coming from the other side are always overcrowded. They are so jam packed that many passengers face difficulty in boarding them.

What is more shocking is the indifferent attitude of the drivers and conductors, who, at times, cause inconvenience to the passengers, by talking back and using indecent language.

Being someone getting affected by poor bus service every day, I have sent pleas for quick action to the transport authority numerous times. But nothing has been said or done about it.

The problem can be easily dealt with if adequate measures are taken. First and foremost, there should be a few additional buses plying on this route so that people do not have to wait for a long time to reach their destination. More number of buses will prevent over crowding and allowing passengers to commute comfortably.

Strict action should be taken against irresponsible and misbehaving bus drivers and conductors, who try to create nuisance for the passengers.

I hope I have been able to highlight the problem in this letter and that adequate measures will be taken without further delay. Looking forward to a positive change.

Thank you

Yours sincerely


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