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An eyesore in the vicinity

B Madhu Gopal
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Drain water flowing across road resulting in pot holes and causing inconvenience to motorists and pedestrians at Madhavadhara VUDA Colony in Visakhapatnam.
Drain water flowing across road resulting in pot holes and causing inconvenience to motorists and pedestrians at Madhavadhara VUDA Colony in Visakhapatnam.

The road leading from the main thoroughfare in the colony towards the hillside in Phase-I has turned out to be an eyesore. “The drain water flowing right across the road close to the park behind the community hall had been causing inconvenience to those living on that road. The problem has been persisting for more than two years now but it hasn’t been rectified by the authorities concerned,” says B. Ravindra Kumar, an official of BSNL living in Phase-I.

“We had represented the matter to the municipal corporation but nothing has been done so far. During the relaying of the road about six months ago a temporary arrangement was made for the flow of drain water but the problem is back to square one disturbing the otherwise serene atmosphere of the area. The cars and scooters are getting damaged due to large pot holes, which developed as a result of the drain water and pedestrians run the risk of getting a splash, if they fail to notice the passing vehicles,” he says. “The roads in the interior streets to the north west of the colony haven’t been re-laid for more than three decades now and there are no drains on side. Another problem is that the VUDA owns a vast open land (around 2,400 square yards) to the north west of our colony. The wild growth of shrubs and trees in the vacant land is resulting in snakes and wild boars coming from the hills into our colony,” says T. Varahala Raju, treasurer of the association.

There is a slum on the eastern side of the colony and the civic staff doesn’t bother to clean the garbage in that area, cable operator Hema Prasad said.


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