Though the well-organised Panchavati Township impresses one with a spread of green lawns amid tastefully built duplex villas, residents share a few long-pending issues .
The colony has two approach roads — main gate on the Port Connectivity Road and west gate leading to the Highway. “The approach road near main gate is in a bad shape and lacks streetlights. Similarly, the other connectivity road near the west gate needs to be laid by the GVMC,” retired GM (Finance) of Steel Plant and a resident A. Srinivasa Rao said. Collecting funds from each resident every month, the welfare association takes care of the garbage maintenance. Secretary of the association K. Sambasiva Rao said: “We collect the bins from each household and dump it outside. Despite repeated requests, the GVMC has not made any attempts to dispose the garbage or place containers near the dumping area.” During construction, the VUDA has collected one per cent of the unit cost as corpus fund from the residents. “The corpus fund, meant to address capital repairs of the township, is supposed to be returned to the association members once VUDA handed over the township. However, they have not paid the due amounting to more than Rs.60 lakh till date,” he explained. They said that every time they approach VUDA Vice-Chairman, the issue is kept pending until the new Vice-Chairman takes over.