Maruti Nagar has been witnessing signs of development for last one decade. It has been witnessing signs of development for the last one decade. From three thatched houses that existed years ago, the locality now is home to more than 600 people from different walks of life.

A line of elegant and spacious structures form a part of Maruti Nagar. The locality has been named so, since it is close to Sri Abhaya Anjaneya Swamy temple in Sitammadhara.

The place, which forms part of Sitammadhara North Extension, was earlier under Adavivaram panchayat.

It has been witnessing signs of development for the last one decade. From three thatched houses that existed years ago, the locality now is home to more than 600 people from different walks of life.

Employees from various sectors have been residing in the colony for several years now. With large patches of greenery surrounding the locality, it is an ideal place for those who want to keep away from the restless hum of city life.

Most of the residents say that they have been attached to the muted charm of the colony, located adjacent to the 80-ft. road of Sitammadhara.

“Once you are here, it becomes difficult to think of settling down in any other locality, as the place exudes a charm of its own. The locality is dominated by the Kshatriya community. Residents of the colony are friendly and join hands to sort out nagging issues,” says M. Sambasiva Rao, Circle Inspector in the Excise Department, who has been living in the colony since 1987.

The Public and Police Association (PAPA) Home for Street Children and the Tamil Kalai Mandram are landmarks of the neighbourhood. With Hill View park and a spiritual and yoga centre located close by, most of the residents make their way to these places to keep themselves fit.

Every vacant place in the colony has been occupied by thatched houses.

According to the residents, some portion of the neighbourhood has been encroached by slum-dwellers, who have made the colony their permanent home.

With urbanisation gaining momentum, the otherwise serene Maruti Nagar is haunted by sounds of construction work.

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