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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Who is answerable????


There is a well reputed university called SRM in a place called Potheri which is located 35kms (approximately) away from the city. Click to see the map

To reach the institution few people generally take Bus or Train and few others use their own transport. But majority of the people find the Train journey to be convenient. In between Guindy and Potheri there are at least not less than 5 colleges. So not just the people of SRM take train but also others. So mostly the morning trains are filled with majority of these college goers/staffs. In between Potheri and Airport, Meenambakkam there are around 8 stations. For the past 3weeks, people who want tickets to these eight stations are denied of tickets and are forced to take ticket till Airport for no use. From Potheri towards Meenambakkam, Guduvancherry, Urappakkam, Vandalur, Perungalathur, Tambaram Sanatorium, Tambaram, Chromepet, Pallavaram are the eight stations. Similarly from Perungalathur till Chengalpat there are no tickets. In between there are around four stations. So if the passenger’s destination is going to be any of these 4 stations again that person is forced to take ticket till Chengalpat. May be not finding seat is tolerable but not getting tickets is something which can not be accepted/tolerated. Mismanagement occurs in any organization, but when it deals with the public and public's money, is it not the responsibility of the Railway departments to plan for enough to tickets. At least this should not prolong more than 2 to 3 days.

If a person has to travel up & down, 5days in a week, then his expense would be Rs 70, which actually would be Rs 40. So weekly he/she is again forced to waste Rs 30. Logically speaking, now it’s been 3weeks so every passenger has to get back 30*3= Rs 90.

China is celebrating their hike in the total profit in Railways and Our Railways department is keen only on boasting their wise plan, having no concern about the service they provide : ) Well, now I wont encourage any kind of discouraging comments, am looking forward for any valid, useful suggestions as what can be done : ) Of course take any other means of transport is another idea. But only convenient means are always preferred.

Stones that I threw:

1) Rendu naalu without’la vanthen because vaitherichala irunthuchu for wasting money helplessly :P

2) Filed a complaint in Railways department which I believe is being used for packing snacks! :D

3) Hunting about RTI

Updated: 1) Picture of Email Sent on Feb 28th to 'THE HINDU'.

2) Screen Shot of the forum post, as suggested by 'LOGIC' in comments column on March 13.

P.S 1: Don't throw stones on my blog ;) for this post :P

P.S 2:
  • Thanku for the link- Badhri, all the contact addresses displayed there are only for the Road Transpost :) Thanks a lot for the interest. : )
  • Thanku for the link - Sriram, //Commission accepts complaints only against specified categories of officers who are posted in the organisation which are under the Commissions jurisdiction. Please see Complaint Policy for details.// Says the link. So i didnt submit the complaint :) Thanks a lot for the interest :)
  • Thanks a lot for the suggestions from the other fellow bloggers also :) Tried those that are easy to access :D

126 comments:

Harish said...

How abt posting this thing to some news channels like NDTV or aaj Tak? Or maybe some newspapers. As u said nothing may happen in complaints to authorities. But Media will make it a shameful episode and maybe they will think otherwise.

Delhi_Tamilan said...

Posting in the Newspapers would be wise option (The Hindu particularly)

Syam said...

I agree with harish and DT...along with this it can be taken to court...

Vicky Goes Crazy... said...

my god ... u seem to be totally pissed off with the railways ..god knows wat ur gona do to lallu n case he appears b4 u :D ..

ya y dnt u rit this to the newspapers .. im sure someone mite c this .. a very common issues .. i guess u have read the route so fine tat u spell all hte stations so well :D .. well jokes apart .. pen down ur views to the local newspaper .. im sure someone will look into it ..altast a way we express lets hope atleast wat say ma ?? :)...

KK said...

I think you have one thing by posting on your blog, there by making it aware to many people.
You should also try posting on NDTV, Hindu newspaper like what Harish and Delhi_Tamilan has told.

If SRM and other college students are with you, then some kind of silent protest can be done and see to that media covers it.

The Talkative Man said...

Definitely mail this to New Indian Express, they have a good track record of following up on good grievances. Let us know once your letter is published, will be glad to see :)

LOGIC said...

Hmm pity..

Aana 2 naal without la ponathu THAPPU.. By the by, there is a forum for Southern Railway and to my knowledge many senior officers and public actively participate and its a mediator between them. Try posting in that.

http://www.srailway.com/forum/default.asp

And why the hell its asking blogger id.. i cant link the comment to my blog now.. naane romba naal apparom comment elutharen.. ipdi iruntha i wont write again :P

Ranjhith said...

A few thoughts:
* Give a written complain in the local police station, telling that the Railway Staff has gone insane & charging for routes that you won't travel.
* Like in the Pic you hav put, ask for a seat in the Engine & travel ticketless instead of going without.
* RTI is a good option. Nice to know that you know. :) Research in that.
* Take Photographs of the tickets, write transcripts of the Railway Staff's reasons to buy such long-distance tickets & post it to various Newspaper offices & also in this blog (or a newblog).
* Keep this blog updated on whats happenning. How people are reacting. What you did/gonna to do & stuff. A Blog is a great tool to market anything. :)
* Every dept has a website in nic.in /gov.in domain. Write to them. Nag them. Bug them. In total SPAM them. :)
* May be you can instruct the Railway Dept to remove stations in the route to which the ticket isn't issued. Tell them, if they are not gonna to issue tickets for the inbetween stations, they are not supposed to stop at these places.
* Open up a online petition form & ask people to sign. This wud help gather mass.
* Scout for the children of some Railway staff, get some contacts & try to meet some dudes of Southern Railway. Get their point-of-view.
* Or in ur way, find some daughers of Lawyers/Judges/Court Staff & try to get info on how to deal this legally.
* Or Better organize a hunger-strike in front of the railway subway. Blocking people's shortcut to the station. making people to take a longer route. Praise the Railways accomplishments with such illicit acts. (guess what, u'll be on TV & thats neat >:O))
* Finally, don't try to throw stones at me (or at the RailwayDept). >:O)

Raghs said...

i think ranjith had commented in a very elaborate manner...

but then we are not sure of what is your intention and interest pons..

i can suggest you one thing.. if you are reading the Aavi .. i Mean Aanandha Vikatan - a popular tamil weekly magazine, they have a section called E.Va.Ku (Indha Vaara Kuttu) and E.Va.Poo. (Indha Vaara Poochendu) for the -ves and +ves.

I think it deserves to be published in the E.Va.Ku section.. try this out..

but whatever the cause, the IRRESPONSIBLE NATURE of our PUBLIC SERVANTS should STRICTLY BE PUNISHED and CORRECTED as well!!

(i hope u remember me already feeling like an ANNIYAN ;-))

keep going..

Ganesh Ranganathan said...

nee SRM'liya paddikarey? Naanum SRM thaan....nee daily train'la vare na, edhukku pass vaangala?

Naanum parthen, no tickets are availible. Potheri station counter'la thatha tickets print aagula nu sonnaru...


A three month to-and fro season ticket till Chennai Beach costs 260....the same amount you will spend if you just travel for a month.

Ganesh Ranganathan said...

I wont throw stones on your blog for posting about the ticket problem...

but surely I will do it for calling SRM a reputed college....oru varsham munnadi thaan oru TV channel udaama naaru addichanga college'a...maranthitiya?

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Harish
Actually i wrote to 'Hindu' and am not sure whether it reached them and hence i didn't make it a point. Where as in the case of railways i made sure that it reached them :)
Thanku :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Delhi Tamilan
Hm.. May be i should have appended the letter sent to the editor :) I dont like Hindu :P because they didnt publish or respond :-/

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Syam
Hm..Naanevthu vakkil ayruntha ;) OC'la case pathrukalam :P

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Vicky
Y going crazy? ;)
Yeah wrote 2 the hindu.. I will upload a screen shot.. Check out :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ KK
Hm :) Protest ellam yaaru ready'a irukka ;)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ TTM
Have never tried Indian Express. :) Will give a try as u said..

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Logic
Thanku for the link. Will c what it is :) And blogger/google account illa kekum..

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Ranjhith
//Or in ur way, find some daughers of Lawyers/Judges/Court Staff & try to get info on how to deal this legally.//

My way??? How??

Thanku for the rest of the ideas :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Raghs
// but then we are not sure of what is your intention and interest pons.//

Ithu kelvi :P I would like to bring things to the notice of concerned people in the proper way. At the same time 'play safe' is something that I would remind myself often :)

Thanku for the news about Avi :) Will c that soon :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Ganesh
Only this sem coming by train occasionaly. Never have travelled in train before :)

And Pass vangra yosana ellam ok..What if I bring some one along with me.. Say a relative of mine? What if I don't use train daily but quite often?

Services are to serve for the purpose ;)

About ur comment on SRM is not something nice. Any thing good will always face hurdles like this. You prove you are worthy by passing through them in a courageous, well appreciated manner. So I feel SRM is a great, well reputed, nice, good Institution to study in :) Being a member of SRM you should'nt have felt that way.

Feel proud about something that you are part of. If you are not proud or if you think its not somthing that you can be proud of then Dont b part of that :) Irunthuktey nolla solrathu is not nice :)

Badhri said...

Ponnarasi,
What better place for RTI than internet?

My 2cents.
http://indiarti.blogspot.com/

You can find a lot of info in here including who is the public information officer

http://www.tn.gov.in/rti/transport.htm

You can also seek the help of NGOs to mobilise your RTI in case some one is trying to "derail" your right! :)

Good luck. I NEED YOU TO GO ALL THE WAY IN THIS. Let me know if you need any help.

Badhri said...

...another thing.
I saw a snapshot of your mail to The Hindu. Any response on that?

I believe they don't honour any mail sent without a mailing address on it.

FYI

Delhi_Tamilan said...

One thing i missed out 2 say last time... it's great to see your public concern.. Keep it up!

Shuba said...

hey pons have not been here very often...but excellent thought...keep rockng buddy

Adiya said...

well here is a serious in-sight which personally didn;t worked out for me but it reached out to higher management.

prepare a offical ( hard -copy ) of letter dually signed by various co-passengers who annoyed. list should be descent enough to that they have to feel that. ( think about from their prepective even though railway did that ?? ).

then take 3 copies
sent one copy to Railyways head-qtr i guess its in central station
and one copy to Lallu ( i am not joking i did that ) and two of the copies copies stamped information for you copies.

i am confident that something should happen. if ur thing is valid. ( i am not doubting )..

from bangalore to trichy is there is only one train and due to demand. we requested to schedule another train. that request didn;t happen but for all the major festival, long leave occasion additional trains will be there. this happened in 2005 times.

all the best.

Arunkumar said...

glad to c ur concern for public. keep it up.

Hindu will get tons of complaints like this. I am not sure if they can help but a NDTV can blow it and as harish said, make it a shameful episode. But this cant be done alone , u need SRM students and regular public with you.

A.Vi idea is a good one too to make ur point reach to a larger group of ppl

my 2 cents !!

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Badhri
Thanks a lot for the links that you have provided :) Will check them out soon..

And about the snapshot- I have not completely displayed the email :) Have included the Mailing address also at the last :)

Thanku! :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Delhi Tamilan

Thanku! :) But this is amalgam of both public and personal concern :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Shuba
Welcome here :) Paathu romba naal thaan achu & Thanks for ur words :D

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Adiya

Thanku for the ideas :) Will see and execute if they are under PLAY SAFE category :)

//i am confident that something should happen. if ur thing is valid. ( i am not doubting )..//

There is yet another blogger from SRM (I was nt aware these days) who has made my point true indirectly by saying that he saw the board reading "NO TICKETS" for so and so places :)

Naanum doubt'nu answer panala..Just made my point :)

Thanku for the suggestions :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Arunkumar
Yeah u r rite :) Agreed! :)

Aaavi nalla sugegstion than! :)

மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

sari sari kavalaiyai vidunga.. ithellam sakajampaa ponnaa

மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

/Rendu naalu without’la vanthen because vaitherichala irunthuchu for wasting money helplessly //

Naanga ellaam eththanaiyO NaaL appadi vanthirukkOm ponnaa

The Talkative Man said...

poKo,
Transport officials google panni without-la vandhadhukku arrest panna poraanga :p

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Karthikeyan
Aaaha..Apdi ellam vida mudiyathu.. Money and not something else which can be let free :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ TTM
Yeah u r rite :O Infact kutravali marana vaakumoolam kudutha maari potreuken :)) May be i shud remove tht :P

Vidya said...

Making this kind of nuisance behavior more public might help bring justice.
How about the TV ?

Good for you for not letting this slide and taking some action

Vidya

My days(Gops) said...

enna'nga city'la ulla stations ellathaium oru round katti irrukeeeenga...
stat'la pichi udareeenga.... :))

//be Rs 70, which actually would be Rs 40. So weekly he/she is again forced to waste Rs 30.//
adada, econmy'laium vaaangureeenga.. gud gud...

My days(Gops) said...

//Stones that I threw: //

aiyo, yaaru melaium pattadhaa? :((

//Rendu naalu without’la vanthen because vaitherichala irunthuchu for wasting money helplessly :P//
aiyo,w/out'la vara bayamaaa illa?

w/out'la varadhu thapaachey?
ungala maadhiri'ey ellorum ninaichi w/out la ponaaangana,

(X x X evalo loss railways'ku? )

My days(Gops) said...

//Filed a complaint in Railways department which I believe is being used for packing snacks! ://


adha eppadi neenga solla'lam?.. modhal'a andha complaint'a, box'a vuttu edukuraaangala'nu paaaarunga... he he nelamai's of -------- enga pogudhu paartheeengala?

My days(Gops) said...

railways'ku nallavey therium, makkals ellam avangala depend panni thaaan irukaaanga'nu,
as u said
'only convenient means are always preferred'
so, edhaiumey kandukaaama extra Rs.30/- enna, Rs.100/- kooda kodupaaanga...

Rs.30/- paaarthu, office'ku late'a poi, more than 30/- salary'la deduct pannuvaaanga...

same for students too, late'a pona attendance cut aaagum,

ippadi nerai'a things irrukunga...

My days(Gops) said...

btw, neeenga ethanai naal'a train'la poga aaarambicheenga?

starting'la irrundha> illa konja days'ava?

My days(Gops) said...

peria aaal'nga neeeenga.

Hindu'kellam complaint eludhureeenga...

public'a ninaichi neeenga remba worrying....

me giving oru salute....
(idhula no nakkals and no comedy)

My days(Gops) said...

45 naan pannuradhu

My days(Gops) said...

46 chinna pulla thanama thaaan irrukum..

My days(Gops) said...

47 ivlo serious post'la ippadi pannuradhu too bad thaaan

My days(Gops) said...

48 aaaaanulm indha 50th spot kaaalia irukiradha paarthu konjam sabalam thattiduchi....

My days(Gops) said...

49 eppadium neeenga apple juice tharuveeenga....

My days(Gops) said...

50 pottuen....

kovichikaadheeenga... plz...
ok va....take care...

nice post...

The Devil said...

Laziness and the devil care attitude are the words that come to my mind on seeing this. I dont understand why railways are still using the age old rectangular cardboard tickets...when a guy can get platform tickets following the same steps, y cant they have a system wherein you have to just key in the from and to destination and then just a small print out...I dont see any complex technicality too...since anyway you dont have the problems of number of berths/seats as the case may be in long distance trains

and to add to the statistics, anniyan range'ku 30 laksham peru 30 naalaikku 30 rooba kuduthaangannaa railways revenues enga pogum'nu yoisichu paarunga :)

Chennai said...

well well!!!
PK has started a silent agitation among the Bloggers. I'm its not a good news for lallu or velu.

Feb 26 munndai idha pathi sollirunthavaathu NDTV, AAJ TAK, yellam varinchikattikittu news pottirukum, now even they won't bother about this issue. Try contacting Jaya TV, you might get some response. :)(I'm not kidding! :P)

BTW, you haven't said, why they refused to issue ticket for the respective station. You might have definetly asked for the reason. What did the railway counter person responded to you?

And And finally

Wish you many more happy returns of the day :)

Ganesh Ranganathan said...

haha... I like the way you defended your institution...shows a fierce sense of loyalty

Which year do you belong to?

The college didn't seem so great to me when it fined me for low attendance, inspite of the fact that I had overall attendance of more than 90%...some computer error

It irked me even more when they refused to seek AICTE approval inspite of being told by the AICTE to do so...with some underhand tactics they managed to get an order from the HRD ministry that does not require them to get approval...

Sriram Varadharajan said...

Contact the central vigilance department. These guys are duty bound to register your complaint. Try it online, http://cvc.nic.in/ , click on Complaint button on the top right menu bar. I know for sure that this works, because I have tried it against the local post office. But did not get what I wanted, but the whole post office was put on tender hooks during that period.

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Vidya
Yeah...As replied in one of the comments..I prefer playing safe! :) So will c wt can b done.. :)

Vidya, Thanku for ur words..

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Gops

//enna'nga city'la ulla stations ellathaium oru round katti irrukeeeenga...
stat'la pichi udareeenga.... :))//

Part time vela onnu aramichiten.. ;) Sollatheenga yarukitayum..I will b selling Sundal,verkadalai ;)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Gops

//enna'nga city'la ulla stations ellathaium oru round katti irrukeeeenga...
stat'la pichi udareeenga.... :))//

Part time vela onnu aramichiten.. ;) Sollatheenga yarukitayum..I will b selling Sundal,verkadalai ;)

//adha eppadi neenga solla'lam?.. modhal'a andha complaint'a, box'a vuttu edukuraaangala'nu paaaarunga... he he nelamai's of -------- enga pogudhu paartheeengala?//

Perutha avamanam :O

//Rs.30/- paaarthu, office'ku late'a poi, more than 30/- salary'la deduct pannuvaaanga...//

Agreed. But athukunu cant b adjusting for the irregularity :) Irregular'a regular aaka mudiyuma ;)

//tw, neeenga ethanai naal'a train'la poga aaarambicheenga?

starting'la irrundha> illa konja days'ava?//

This sem than :) Athuku munadi train seat kooda pathathu illa :D

Hehehe..And thanku for the comments :) Apple juice enna ripe grape juice venumnalum kudukalam ;) Hehehe...Kidding! :P

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Devil
Yeah ur suggestion is 2 good :) Can be proposed 2 the railways..

//and to add to the statistics, anniyan range'ku 30 laksham peru 30 naalaikku 30 rooba kuduthaangannaa railways revenues enga pogum'nu yoisichu paarunga :)//

Neengathana avaruuuuuuu??????? Hahaha.. k k :P

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Chennai
//Try contacting Jaya TV, you might get some response. :)(I'm not kidding! :P)//

Safe game categoryla ithu varala ;)

//BTW, you haven't said, why they refused to issue ticket for the respective station. You might have definetly asked for the reason. What did the railway counter person responded to you?//

Ticket theenthu pocham! :)) Funny'a iruku illa..I asked when wud they get..He said It would take 4days..But 4*4*4*4*....Aytey iruku... :P

And thanks a lot for the wishes :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Ganesh

//The college didn't seem so great to me when it fined me for low attendance, inspite of the fact that I had overall attendance of more than 90%...some computer error//

Hm..Whoever was incharge of this..Avanga thappu..Athukunnu u cant blame the Institution on the whole :)

About AICTE issues..we dont know what was actually going behind.. And i don't have enough datas. So we shall discuss with enough facts if you are interested later :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Sriram
Oh..Thanks a lot for the link..
Will check that soon :)

And sorry 2 know abt the Post office issue.. :)

Chennai said...

//Rendu naalu without’la vanthen because vaitherichala irunthuchu for wasting money helplessly :P //

Just now noticed. Travelling without a valid ticket is by law offence. I stringly condemn this action. Hope you would immediately go to the nearest railway station and pay the amount. :D illana neenga poradurathuku arthame illama poidum :P

amthere4u said...

Hello... Atleast next time post that proposal poem ;) And you travel by car rite? Y al these scene? Publicity huh????

Anyways wen r we meeting?

amthere4u said...

and lemme make 64

amthere4u said...

65

amthere4u said...

I think u can post 2 the Indian express. They respond well.

ambi said...

ada daa! me only late like Indian railways. sari vanthathu vanthutten:

1) U can file a petition in consumer court thru(a known/relative advocate who is sitting vetti in home)

2) you can meet southern railways general/deputy/vetti aapichers who is drinking tea and kadalamaavu bajjis and explain the facts along with some of your good looking frnz. (yeeh, aapichers will take action if a gal reports rather than a boy)

3) IF U know any party pple/counsilers esp opposite parties, can arrange for a unnaviradham in front of railway stn (better schedule it on sat - anjeneyaruku viradham iruntha maathiriyum aachu!)

4) laalu email-id therinja bihari langla mail anupalam.

urupadiya yosanai kuduthenaa?(innocently)

Syam said...

ungalukum indha month Happy B'day va...sari naanum B'day wish pannikaren (advance ah illa belated ah nu theriala) :-)

The Talkative Man said...

I had a feeling that you deleted the last 2 posts from your blog...ippo thaan theriyudhu that was a dream!

Vaasagargal kanavula vara alavukku blog prabalam aayiruchu!! :D

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Chennai
//Hope you would immediately go to the nearest railway station and pay the amount. :D illana neenga poradurathuku arthame illama poidum :P//

Ennoda money Railways'la extra irukku ..Athula kalichikkalam :D

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Amthere4u

//I think u can post 2 the Indian express. They respond well.//

Will c that..

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Ambi

//ada daa! me only late like Indian railways. sari vanthathu vanthutten://

Eppo vantha enna :) U r always welcome! :)

And yeap will try the suggestions :)
Thanku for the interest

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Syam
Yeah..Thanks a lot for the wishes! :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Talkative man

//I had a feeling that you deleted the last 2 posts from your blog...ippo thaan theriyudhu that was a dream!

Vaasagargal kanavula vara alavukku blog prabalam aayiruchu!! :D//

:O Unmayava??? :O
U mite b experiencing precognition... Heheheh...So lemme know wt were the posts that was deleted ;) Delete panra alavu enna potra poren? :O :O :O

The Talkative Man said...
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The Talkative Man said...

PoKo,
I felt you deleted this post coz of admitting 'without' travel...LOL! :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Talkative man
:O Athukuthan editing option irukey :)) Y will i delete the entire post>? :p

Seri vidunga.. My blog came in dream ;) Athaan matter :P Am glad abt tht...Hehehe

Gundu Mama said...

yemmam periya post!!

parava illa nattu mella oruthar rendu perukaavuthu aakarai irruke. Santhosham.

kausikram krishnasayee said...

withouta? maan you SRM people orey the dhairium dhaan..

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Gundu Maama
As told earlier..Ithula suyanalamum kalanthrukku! :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Kausikram
Hahaha... :) Not exctly! :)

Ravi said...

mudichutane .. naan mudichutane ..
ayyo MBA padipa illeenga .. neenga panna tag'a ....

BTW .. seri SRM college goer apaidinu aarambicheenga nu paartha .. ithu naatu problem .. appo kandipa kodi pudichu dhaan aaganum .. .. athu seri .. ivalo money waste aaguthu nu sonna puriyum illa ..

multiplication ellam pottu kaatareenga .. othukarane .. ungaluku 30th table varikum theriyum nu .. athuku'nu ipdaiya ...

ha ha ha !! (Jus Kiddin)

written complaint ellam vendam .. pons . make it an general way .. i think posting out in the USer view columns on daily newspaper and .. my views at NDTV wud be a better choice ...

(Nallathu panna poi nattama nari mele okantha kadha aagidakudathu paarunga )

Nallathu - Naatama - Nari ellam 'N' start aaguthu illa athuku pottane ..

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Ravi
Welcome..Konja naala aala kanum??
And heading 2 ur blog 2 read the dream tag! :)

Ithu yenna nattama N??? Purilaye..

Vik said...

Quite a thoughtful writing. But I wonder who there really has a concern for a problem to common men. Not really sure. BTW thanks for ur comments and i blog rolled you. Take it easy.

exasparater said...

yeah, u did a nice thing by reporting the matter to the newspaper, but still our authorities are lazy freaks!

so better approach a news channel!

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Vik
Yeah..I wonder 2 :)

And Reciprocated blog rolling with thanks! :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Exasparater
Thanku for the suggestion :) But not sure about how well it can be executed.

Ashutosh said...

PK,

The initiative that you have shown on your part is really commendable. These are the small steps that go a long way in making us an empowered citizen of our country.

-Ashutosh

amthere4u said...

Hey next post? next year???
Post some of the bday pictures ;) ???

R u going 2 reply 2 email or not? :(

amthere4u said...

Dont think 2 much buddy...Jus post the poem or the pictures ;)

Shud i make 100???

Vinod R Iyer said...

Thnks for dropping by my blogspace....

And Great to know that someone is ready to voice the concern. I would suggest RTi + media would be the easy way out ...Great going ...

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Asuthosh,
Welcome :) Thanku for valuable comments :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Amthere4u
Will not be repeating anymore. Have ur own identity or dont drop in my page anymore. U r being considered nuisance.

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Vinod
Yeah :) My pleasure!

Protegeoflife said...

be a citizen journalist and bring awareeness all over and thanx for my comments

Sriram Varadharajan said...

railways is still under its jurisdiction. i strongly encourage you to file a complaint.

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Protegeoflife

My pleasure! :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Sriram
Hm.. Will see :) And thanks for the encouragement!

gils said...

hmm..antoher RDB in d making..pons..pinreenga...keep going..notaamaiyoda blog ulagam unga pinadi iruku :)

My days(Gops) said...

100 pottukiren nga

!N hOu$e R@PpEr said...

Breakin rules, jus to get back at em aint gonna make the situation any better!! Writing to a newspaper ws a gud idea..........but fact is....the railways has always been this exact same way for as long as i can remember!! Its no use trying to improve things...........sloppiness and bad service have more or less become a fashion statement for our railways. If u ask me......u shud prbly jus get used to it!! If not the railways, its taxes.......if not taxes, its politics..............face it grl............our country is doomed to have endless problems.......this just is one out of the other 2 trillion tht aredy exist!!

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@Gils
Hahaha. Thanku for the nice words :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Gops
Hahahaha... Thanku! :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ In house rapper

//this just is one out of the other 2 trillion tht aredy exist!!//

Yeah am very much aware abt this fact. But having done nothing there is no point in talking abt it. Atleast ur conscience doesnt hurt much if u do someting and then talk ill/good about it! Anyways thanku for the pragmatic comments!

!N hOu$e R@PpEr said...

Pleasure!!

Raghs said...

pons,

i could see some good chances of you becoming a journalist!! why dont you try?

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Raghs

Hehehe..Thanku! :) If at all wipro bores me ;) will keep this in mind :P

Neo said...

Sorry for the late comment. I had been quite away from blog. Its really good to see someone who cares for the public. And without just posting it in the blog, the attempt you have made to send mails to the newspaper it shows your concern. Sometime back i heard a news about the Railway department making huge profits by some decisions by Lallu. Check out this link http://ia.rediff.com/money/2006/aug/30iim1.htm?q=tp&file=.htm . Is it still the same i mean, even now tickets are not available ? Someway we need to highlight this.

The Talkative Man said...

What's the latest status of your action? If not Railway Minister portfolio, did you get any MLA ticket for next elecsons? Which party have you chosen? Update pls :D

Ram said...

Ponnarasi,
222222222 late to comment on this post. But i have thought about this previously and asked one of my old neighbhours who works in railways. He explained me how keepin separate fares for each and every station instead of this slab like approach will result in a loss. After all idhuvum oru business thaane, i forgot the logic he told, better you get it known from some one.

kaatss said...

hi,

thanks for visiting my blog...

will come up with definition for frequency for sure :)....

you got a great place here

amthere4u said...

Some1 is too busy 2 update the blog???

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Neo

Thanks a lot for the link. I will check that some time soon. Couple of things are keeping me busy! :) Will c soon!

Yeap now ticket is available till Tambaram! :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Talkative man
Hahaha.. I tried..But i was told now the state of TN is pathetic.. Try when its more pathetic ;)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Ram
Am afraid you didnt understand what the issue is about! :(

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Kaats
Welcome here! :)

And yeah waiting for ur version of frequency ;)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Amthere4u
Y talk abt some1 in my blog???? :-/

Protegeoflife said...

yescreate awarness and thanx for posting comment on my blog

KK said...

New post posted in my blog :)

Badhri said...

Ponnarasi,
Find the follwoing link from the Central Information Commission

http://www.cic.gov.in/DistributionToOfficers.htm

I have found Railways there (search for it!)

I think you should contact

Shri P KP Shreysaskar
Under Secretary

Email :- pkp.shreyaskar@nic.in
Tele No.:- 26717354
Fax No. :- 26105027

If this person can't help you, he can at least give some pointers

All the best

(No time for posts yet, but keep visiting! :D)

PasserBy said...

You seemed to be CONTRADICTORY! When it comes to COMPLAINTS about your college, you want people to take PRIDE! But when it comes to your country YOU WONT SUPPORT IT?!!

You have AVOIDED Ganesh's questions! which means you are only there for SENSATION! Youth of India should have "STABLE" mind. It cannot be wavering here and there?!

When we INDIVIDUALS wont listen to comments/complaints how do you expect "Others" to listen to you and take immediate action?! Shouldnt we set an example? It is TOTALLY WRONG ON YOUR PART GIVEN WHAT YOU HAVE GIVEN. AND ON TOP OF IT YOU EXPECT SYMPATHY AND EMPATHY. That's RIDICULOUS.

Hmmmm. Tough isnt it. By any chance do you have a cellphone? How much do you spend on it every month?

Many of us do not mind spending for our "Convenience" and SMSing, but we do mind very much when we have to give it to Govt.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't but in my knowledge every college goer has a cellphone bought for not less than Rs. 1500 (1500/19 approximately 16 and half months - or in college calendar terms almost 2 and half years), and apart from that spend about Rs. 150.00 (min) per month for rental charges alone!!

And I forgot to mention the capitaiton fee that we paid for SRM and similar colleges to get into them?!! And many students have "BRIBED" to get the seat?!!! Which we dont dare to complain!!! even when we know about it?!!

Many a times we dont realize that we are PARTIAL and DEMAND JUSTICE from others?!! Don't we?

Why should Govt. be blamed for every thing?!! Cant we support them? In fact they do give you STUDENT PASSES which are possibly 1/6th of actual cost isnt it?! Why didnt you take one?! Even if you had taken a SEASON PASS, you would have only spent 1/3rd isnt it?!

If you are a regular user, you should avail of such faciliites, and possibly could have PREVENTED the shortage, if you had not PURCHASED the tickets every day. You need not also travel ILLEGALLY?!!!

Simple things need not be blown out of proportion, like many Indian TV Channels, which many commented.

It is a shocker that not many of you have "GIVEN ANY THOUGHT" on Ganesh's comment. That's the reason for failure of India. We always do "GUMBALLA GOVINDA". Not many of us DARE!!

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

@ Passerby
I jus felt like laughing loud reading ur argument.

Jus becoz we spend money in cellphones or any other thing in life, doesnt mean that we have 2 pay 2 the govetmnet for no reason.. Pay for their service! thats it

Then u hav mentioned abt taking pass.. I travel only 3days in a week for which pass is utter waste... Secondly wt if i take some1 say my freind from other college for tht day..Even then its waste of money. Rite???

Abt SRM argument.. All tht i can say is--- Its nt wise or nice 2 talk abt SRM without knowing the complete story! I still go by my earlier comment that SRM is a great college and far better than any other colleges in city!

And Gumbaloda govinda is not me or any1 here in my blog.. Sorry 2 say i feel its u with the identity 'PASSERBY'! :)

PasserBy said...

Ponnarasi,

Glad I made you laugh, but very sad that I couldnt make you THINK.

You are typical of your age (i know you are a college student now studing in SRM college) INTERNET TIP/ADVICE: DONT REVEAL YOUR IDENTITY IN INTERNET!!! :-s That's dangerous.

Just because I failed to make you think, let me try again. You are proud to be SRM, and want to support SRM no matter what (YOUR OWN STATEMENT). Why cant you be PROUD OF INDIA AS WELL and SUPPORT IT NO MATTER WHAT?!!

Stop thinking that it is your birth right to BLAME Indian Government. You are too young to make any judgement.

You have failed to make a judgement of your own self (I'm talking about revealing your identity to public on internet)!!!

Take care!! START THINKING!!!

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

All that i can say is :) Dont think whatever you say is right and dont think it would be acceptable by others as well!

PasserBy said...

You are funny! :-)

My comments are for the good of you. If you dont want to accept it fine. Its upto you.

When you were a kid (or may be I was), your mother (or my mother for that matter), would have prevented us from eating "MUD".

You might have cried at that time because we thought we are NOT ALLOWED to do what we like. But as we grow up we realize that we are only PROTECTED by our parents, and evenually as the cycle comes around, we do the same thing for our kids.

The cycle will come to you :-).

May be you did not like what I said, but you know many a times truth is bitter.

Take care again!!

Vicky Goes Crazy... said...

on the liter side : enna semma vetti ah :D ..

on the serious side : post it across .. lets c wat hpns ... im nt very sure whether ppl are gona consider this seriously .. but still its worth trying ..

ssh : this si really the pons whom i talk to ?? u sound pakka KD but hre u sound professional n playin around with words :D ... good yar ..