Everyone likes a good monsoon, but, it brings no cheers to residents of Kummarikuntla Thanda in A. Kondur mandal of the district. Their access to main road gets cut off .

Everyone likes a good monsoon, but, it brings no cheers to residents of Kummarikuntla Thanda in A. Kondur mandal of the district. Their access to main road gets cut off with the gushing streams surrounding their hamlet.

For outsiders, the streams — yedu toomula vaagu and thokkuta vaagu — located on either side of the thanda are a scenic beauty. But, they cause untold miseries to the villagers, especially in case of emergencies. There is no hospital or health centre in the vicinity. The patients have to go to A. Kondur for any medical attention. The absence of bridge on the streams ups the ante.

It is an uphill task to reach the main road if anyone falls ill. “Neither autos ply nor can we walk down. We have to risk our lives by wading through neck-deep water stream even if we wanted to carry the patients on our shoulders. We lose hope, if someone falls ill,” says Gugulothu Bali, a middle aged woman.

Tiruvur MLA D. Padma Jyothi and many officials visited the hamlet during Racchabanda and other government programmes, when the problems were brought to their notice. The villagers’ plea fell on deaf ears and nothing positive happened.

“We pleaded with her for a bridge on the stream connecting our village to Vissannapeta-Tiruvur road but nothing has happened since then,” say Raja, a graduate in the hamlet, and his associate Nagaraju Gugulothu.

There are 1,100 voters in the thandda and it has a population of more than 2,000. There is focus on the village only during elections.

Of course when Government programmes were conducted as they wanted public to hear their empty promises, he adds.

Another villager, Voduthu Bikya said that they have been pleading the MLA to construct the bridges on the rivulets, but none elected in the last 30 years, had not done anything for them. The problem continues to haunt them.

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