What sets Adarsa Nagar Colony apart is the fact that it is hard to find vehicles moving around in the area. And that’s the luxury the colony people enjoy here.

Though 133 plots were allotted to members of the Ore Handling Plant Employees’ Cooperative House Building Society Ltd, the one meant for construction of a community hall is yet to take off.

“Since the land originally belongs to the Simhachalam Devasthanam, we are awaiting the green signal from the department to proceed with the construction. This apart, though our plots have been approved by the Director of Town Planning, Hyderabad, three decades ago, some portion of the land is still under litigation,” says K. Eswara Rao, president of the society.

He hopes that post-bifurcation, the complete ownership of the property will be transferred to the society without further delay.

A few years ago, according to some of the colony residents, the little neighbourhood was known for recurring incidents of theft.

“Ever since the Adarsa Nagar Colony Residents’ Welfare Association appointed a couple of security guards, the cases have gradually come down. But yes, sometimes we find the brass and steel taps being removed from the terrace and gardens,” G. Ramam, association secretary, said.

Since the neighbourhood is carved out of the hillocks, the colony people say that wild boars and snakes enter the locality frequently.

The drains wear a dirty look as most of them are clogged. Similarly, one can see heaps of filth strewn all over the open areas. The residents hire labourers to clear them.

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