The system of house numbers in Hyderabad city is complicated. I am a resident of Anand Nagar in Malakpet. All the house numbers in this area begin with 16-2-147/D. The variation is only after “D”, in the form of D/A to D/Z followed by either a single number or again by a number in the form of a series of fractions. Five lanes of this area having more than 600 houses have this type of numbering. And this is the case in every locality. A visitor to the area spends at least half a day in reaching the house even with an address slip in his pocket.
GHMC should devise a new system of house numbers based on scientific lines as followed in other Metro cities. It is suggested to have odd numbers like 1, 3, 5, 7 and so on, on one side of the lane and even numbers like 2, 4, 6, 8 and so on, on the other side. This initiative needs to be given top priority by the State government.
Sorry state of colony
I would like to bring to the notice of the Chief Minister of Telangana, the sorry state of the Budvel dhobhi ghat colony. There is no underground drainage in the area and no proper roads. Few years back, the authorities had dug the roads for various purposes and left them without repair. As a result of this, there is stagnation of water and it is very difficult for residents to even walk on the roads. GHMC is least bothered to attend to the complaints of local residents.
There are also nalas in the locality which are not maintained because of which a foul smell emits from them and stagnation of water is a perennial phenomenon. Residents are at a risk of developing health problems. I request the Chief Minister to direct the GHMC as well as HMWSSB authorities to take measures for the construction of an underground drainage system as well as laying of the roads which are in deplorable condition. We deserve better facilities and healthy surroundings for the development of Telangana.
Better roads sought
Denizens are happy about the delayed monsoon since the entire stretch of the area where Metro work is going on is filled with potholes. Regular road users find it difficult to negotiate potholes and are worried about the situation in peak monsoon when these potholes will be filled with rainwater. Chances of accidents are high due to the present situation. I hope our Chief Minister orders for world-class roads and passes orders for inculcating lane discipline among road users.
K. Karunakar Reddy
‘Get rid of ugly posters’
We are glad that the Chief Minister is taking personal interest in beautifying the city. One thing that sticks out like a sore thumb is the ugly posters on every wall. The Chief Minister can make a beginning by getting all the posters pasted on the sacred walls of the Puri Jagannath Temple, adjacent to the T.R.S Bhavan and on the road divider opposite to the Chief Minister’s Office, removed, to set an example.