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ASIF YAR KHAN
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Uncivic act: The boundary wall of JNTU College of Fine Arts has become an open toilet in Masab Tank. — Photo: M. SUBHASH
Uncivic act: The boundary wall of JNTU College of Fine Arts has become an open toilet in Masab Tank. — Photo: M. SUBHASH

The wide pavements abutting the Polytechnic College at Masab Tank that are meant for smooth passage of pedestrians have literally turned into an open urinal.

The stinking place now hardly serves its purpose after it has assumed the shape of an open urinal that sees people relieving themselves abutting the compound wall of educational institutions.

Foul smell

“People liberally use the place as an open urinal unmindful of the fact that the pavements are abutting educational institutions. Foul smell emanates from the place, much to the discomfort of students attending classes inside the college premises,” says Mahesh, a student of the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) College of Fine Arts.

It has also become a source of annoyance for the general public, pedestrians in particular who use that stretch.

Motorists' woes

The filth flows down the pavements on to the road creating an unhygienic environment.

On some days, it flows down a few hundred meters along the road compounding the woes of motorists and road users.

“It stinks a lot in the evenings. Those who walk past it are forced to cover their noses,” says a regular on the stretch.

“The extra wide pavements are an added advantage to the pedestrians on this stretch that witnesses a high volume of traffic but they are ending up being misused. It is up to the authorities to take some remedial steps to put on hold the menace,” says Mohd. Aziz, a concerned citizen from Masab Tank.

ASIF YAR KHAN

People liberally use surroundings near JNTU College of Fine Arts as an open urinal unmindful of the fact that the pavements are abutting educational institutions

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