Visakhapatnam: Being a responsible citizen was taken to another level by members of a non-profit organisation as they finished a task on Sunday which they had undertaken a few days back for the public good. Members of SVS Seva Samiti had received a request from auto drivers who conduct their business at Duvvada railway station about the sad state of affairs near the station wherein a big pit on the road was obstructing traffic flow and creating jams. About 75 members of the organisation got involved in the task of filling up the dug up spot.
It took about five days of toil, a road-roller, loads of mud and gravel which were transported through four lorries to get the task done, said B. Veerabhadra Rao, managing trustee of the organisation. The pit was covered with gravel, covered with mud and then leveled using the road-roller.
Now, the leveled area is being used for parking of buses and autos resulting in better flow of traffic. Mr Rao said that the organisation also takes care of a few basic amenities at the Duvvada railway station.
Secretary of the organisation K.L. Gandhi said, “Duvvada railway station is witnessing increasing traffic as many people who live on the city outskirts get down at this station rather than at Vizag station. The dug up pit was creating hurdles for traffic as the road beside it is already narrow and traffic snarls were becoming unbearable. We are happy we could do our bit for the society.”and ease out the traffic flow a little.”