Recently you travelled from Bangalore city to Vasco in Vasco Express. To your dismay, you found that the coach was infested with cockroaches. Write a letter to the Editor, ‘The Hindu’ drawing the attention of the General Manager, Southern Railways, to the prevailing unhygienic conditions and asking for remedial action. You are Saroj/Saran, 5/31 Bangalore Cantt., Bangalore.
5/31, Bangalore Cantt.
4 March, 20××
Subject: Unhygienic Condition of Railways
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the General Manager, Southern Railways, to the prevailing unhygienic conditions of the Southern Railways.
I regret to inform you that recently, during my travel to Vasco in Vasco Express, I came across extremely unhygienic conditions inside the train. The coaches were infested with cockroaches.
As we all know, cockroaches carry bacteria that is harmful for humans as they contaminate the food. Small children fear such insects, due to which people suffer much inconvenience during their journeys.
Cockroach infested coaches is just one of the issues of concern. A co-passenger of mine found an insect in his food tray provided by the railway pantry. Apart from this, the toilets in the train were extremely dirty as well.
I would request the authorities to look into the matter at the earliest and put stricter rules in place. They must ensure the use of insecticides at regular intervals so as to maintain proper hygiene levels in the trains. Also, proper cleanliness and hygiene practices will reduce the risk of further infestation.