Getting a fully developed colony park has become a tough exercise for the local residents of the VST Colony at Nacharam.
A vast piece of land earmarked specifically for a park awaits development works forcing the people to use the colony roads for their regular morning works.
The park, situated in the midst of the colony, was to be provided with abundant lawns and walk ways to serve as a multipurpose facility for the residents of the colony. But except for a few works since its inauguration it still awaits to gain the complete shape of a park.
“The foundation was laid by Devendar Goud in the year 2004, when he was State Minister. Since then no official has turned up to start the works,” says Sudhakar Reddy, Organising Secretary, VST Colony Welfare Association.
After much follow up by the local welfare association, the officials constructed walkways and installed a water pump.
“I have visited many offices and in the course many officials were transferred and then I had to brief new officials and bring them to the place. In so many years only two works could be grounded,” says Sudhakar Reddy.
At present the park has a walkway and a few benches but greenery and children's recreation zone remains to be missing at the place.
“The authorities keep on postponing the works. We have to make visits to the office and remind them about it. We only get assurances,” says Madhu Chary, a member of the colony welfare association.
A few local residents do try to make use of the facility in the evening hours after sunset least they have to visit some distant place to spend some relaxing moments outside their houses.
“The authorities are taking an unusually longer time, in the first place the vacant Government land is prone to land-grabbing and steps should be taken to develop it at the earliest,” feels a local resident.