Vijayawada: People at the New P&T Colony near Pantakalava Road in the city are severe water problem. The residents in the area observed that though the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation has been providing water, it was not sufficient to meet the demand in summer.
They also said that despite knowing that there is drainage problem in the colony, the VMC did not solve it. The locals observed that because of the open drainage, it has hecome a breeding ground for mosquitoes even in the summer season.
About 1,500 people reside in the colony, which is well connected with the Panta-kalava Road.
The waste thrown away by the locals on the vacant lands in the colony has also became a source for mosquito breading, observed K. Ramanaiah, a resident of the colony. He said that the local residents should stop throwing waste on the roads and vacant lands.
On the other hand, the VMC officials said that they have been constructing underground drainage in the entire city. They explained that after completion of the underground drainage, the problem would be solved.
Moreover, in the rainy season, it would be very difficult to live in the area as the Pantakalava (a drainage canal) overflows on the roads and water gets stagnated, explained R. Suresh Babu, another resident in the area.