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Dug-up roads affect life in Sri Ram Nagar

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | NAVEENA GHANATE
Published Jul 24, 2018, 1:25 am IST
Updated Jul 24, 2018, 1:25 am IST
The colony came up about two decades ago, but lacked an underground drainage line until last year.
The roads of Sri Ram Nagar that were dug up for laying drainage lines.
 The roads of Sri Ram Nagar that were dug up for laying drainage lines.

Hyderabad: It's a rough ride in Sri Ram Nagar B and C Blocks at Kondapur, which damages vehicles' suspension. Even though the area is rapidly expanding with newly constructed apartments, the connectivity is through kachha roads.

The colony came up about two decades ago, but lacked an underground drainage line until last year. Consequently, all the roads were dug up and are now in a pathetic state. At some places near Nagasatya greens, the road has been dug up and left pending for more than 10 days. Due to the dilapidated condition of the roads, cab drivers refuse rides to techies.

 

A techie, Phanishewar Bhatt who moved from Karnataka about four years ago, said, “The roads are causing inconvenience to commuters. It is giving back aches to daily commuters. Cab drivers often cancel rides to this area. As techies, all we need is good roads to reach office in time. We are struggling to get basic infrastructure in this place.” Another techie, K. Ramesh said, “We are tax payers and from a constituency that generates a lot of revenue. Driving two-wheelers is nothing short of a roller coaster ride in Sri Ram Nagar. Even if we want to take up any initiatives, the pathetic state of roads stops us.”

Several techies have time and again raised concerns on twitter as well requested the civic authorities to look into the issue as the living standards are deteriorating. Due to the reasonable cost, several techies reportedly purchased houses in the area, ignoring basic amenities such as drinking water, sanitation and roads. Last year, the area was in pathetic condition, with sewerage overflowing onto the roads as there was no outlet. Public representative pointed that the area did not have an underground drainage line all these years and the work related to it is nearing completion, following which roads will be laid.

Furthermore, there was no water facility. Recently, water board officials laid water supply lines and the testing was under progress. GHMC officials are awaiting no objection certificate from the water board, following which the road works will be taken up. Ragam Nagender, Serilingampally corporator said, “There is a sanction of `1.8crore for the Vacuum Dewatered Cement Concrete (VDCC) roads to be laid in the colony. Almost 98 per cent of the drainage line has been setup and the reservoir and overhead tank will be operational within a fortnight. The roads will be laid in the next three months,” he said.

However, most of the roads were encroached upon with several houses and apartments constructing ramps. It is difficult for two vehicles to pass by. Mr Nagender said, “We are working with town planning officials to increase the width of the road and ensure that proper road is laid in the residential area.”

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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