Civic apathy dragging road works in Dayanand Nagar, complain residents
Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent
The colony falls in Akbarbagh and the roads there are full with potholes and craters
The area also does not have proper street lights, forcing residents to hold a torch or use the light on their mobile phone to find their way. Representational image/DC
Hyderabad: More than fifty families at Dayanand Nagar Colony in the Old City complain that the GHMC is deliberately delaying the road repair works there for the past two months.
The colony falls in Akbarbagh and the roads there are full with potholes and craters. An open nalla also makes it difficult for the residents to move around the area. The residents are facing difficulty in walking and taking their vehicles out.
The area also does not have proper street lights, forcing residents to hold a torch or use the light on their mobile phone to find their way.
Resident Saundarya Gupta said, "I fell on the muddy road one day and was seriously injured. With Sankrantri approaching, we are facing a lot of inconvenience. No vegetable vendor comes to this place because of all these. It is also difficult for us to go to the market," she said.
"Contractors are abusive when we ask them to speed up the road work. I complained to the divisional engineer, but he did not respond at all," Prem Kumar, an R&B contractor residing in the area, said.
"Our MLA Ahmed Balala always takes up our issues. While a fund of Rs 12 lakh was sanctioned to lay the road, the local corporator is not forcing the contractors to complete the work," he complained.