The GHMC has begun recarpeting of the road dug up over 30 days ago in Dayanand Nagar, Malakpet following report exposing the negligent attitude of the concerned authorities. (P.Surendra/DC)
Hyderabad: Reacting to an article published in these columns on Sunday, titled ‘Civic body digs up road, neglects it later in Dayanandnagar Colony’, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials inspected the unpatched road in the morning hours.
On their directions, the contractors acted swiftly and laid half of the six-inch high BT road within a few hours. As some of the residents got up to see half of the road already laid, it came as a pleasant surprise and they called up and informed other residents of the colony. "It is unbelievable the road was dug on December 27 last year and since then left unpatched. We tried our best to see that the road was laid, and finally we lost hope. But within hours of the newspaper hitting the stands, the road was laid.
On behalf of Dayanandnagar Colony residents, I would like to thank Deccan Chronicle," P. Ramadevi, a resident who voiced her protest to this newspaper, said. After inspection, the officers immediately called up the private contractors and instructed them to lay the road within two days and left.
According to Prem Kumar, another resident, Rs 12 lakh was sanctioned for laying the road.
"I spoke to the contractor and he said our representative and GHMC officials were very serious about laying the road. The contractor told me by Monday the road will be completed," P. Santosh, one of the residents, said.