Infrastructure woes pull down high-rising Rajendra Nagar

Hyderabad: Mushrooming residential colonies and inadequate development of infrastructure to support the growth in population is the key issue that the Rajendra Nagar constituency faces now. The unmetalled (kachcha) roads connecting the city’s IT corridor and Outer Ring Road (ORR) through residential areas of the Rajendra Nagar constituency represent the neglected infrastructure and are emblematic of people’s problems in the constituency.

A kilometre long road that connects Narsingi to Bairagiguda has been in pathetic condition for several years. Recently, the state government decided to lay a concrete road from Dews Ville gated community in Narsingi and laid a foundation stone to begin the work. However, the municipal corporation laid the concrete road for just 400 metres only and the remaining 600 metres remained unmetalled, troubling commuters every day.

Explaining the reason for leaving the road incomplete, an official from the Bandlaguda Municipal Corporation blamed lack of jurisdiction. “The remaining portion of the road falls under the jurisdiction of the Local Military Authority (LMA). So we can’t execute the works in the defence land,” the official said.

The official’s logic, however, failed to lessen troubles faced by people like A. Prabhakar, who use the road for their daily commute. Prabhkar, a software engineer from Sai Valmiki Nagar, Bairagiguda, said I have been travelling an extra 7 km every day because the one km road is in such a pathetic condition.

Apart from roads, poor sewage network, urban flooding, mosquito menace are other grievances that people face in the area.

Pointing out at hundreds of illegal constructions that have come up in the area, a resident from Mailardevpally asked the government to strengthen the sewage network in their area.

“Scores of illegal construction have mushroomed in different parts of Rajendranagar. Additional floors have been built without any valid permissions. That’s why, the existing sewage network is unable to take the load,” said the resident of Mailardevpally.

The issues related to urban flooding was raised by

According to G Sadanand, another voter from Hydershakote, “The water logged roads have become a threat to commuters, especially motorists. When the rains are accompanied by gusty winds, the tangled electricity wires pose a serious threat, ” he said.

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