The city has expanded by leaps and bounds, but the civic scenario on the outskirts remains to be the primitive type. Stagnated water ponds, garbage dumps in midst of the colonies, streetlights mere replicas and stray dogs menace are part of common complaints.
The Nandanavanam Colony is one of the many colonies that form a part of the GHMC limits, but its civic scenario is poor. Inhabited by the BPL families, the civic scenario here is abysmal , the colony does not have adequate facilities for garbage disposal like bins and its resultant open lands and streetsides take shape of garbage dump yards leading to unhygienic surroundings.
“Garbage bins are inadequate and the few that existed were removed over a period of time and shifted to other places. The sweepers come once a while even as the local women clean up the road in front of the houses,” says Shashikanth, a local resident. Streetlights remain mere showpieces as neither the mini mast lights nor the conventional lights that are affixed to the electricity poles glow.
“The roads remain dark and are lit up by the bulbs put in front of houses. Elderly people feel a bit difficult to move around in the absence of adequate lighting,” says Yadiah, another local resident who works as office-boy.
The absence of proper roads in the colony sees water stagnating at places leading to accumulation of a lot of slush that only compounds the woes of the locals. “The stagnated water provides a favourable place for mosquitoes to breed,” says Sunita, a housewife.
Stray dogs are yet another problem with incidents of dog bite regularly being reported in the colony.
Darbage dumps, defunct streetlights and stray dog menace are common complaints