Sanitation, drinking water supply take centre stage

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STOCK-TAKING: Visakhapatnam-II MLA S. Ranga Raju during the Praja Patham programme at KRM Colony in the city on Tuesday. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam
STOCK-TAKING: Visakhapatnam-II MLA S. Ranga Raju during the Praja Patham programme at KRM Colony in the city on Tuesday. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

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Minister, MLAs, Mayor take part in Praja Patham programmes

  • Work on SW hostel to begin soon in Kasimkota
  • Lighting on Hanumanthawaka-Arilova stretch soon

    VISAKHAPATNAM: Minister for Commercial Taxes Konathala Ramakrishna on Tuesday said that work on the Rs. 1.5-crore social welfare hostel in Kasimkota near Anakapalle would begin next month.

    Participating in Praja Patham programme there, he said that works estimated at Rs. 90 lakhs were being implemented in the village at present. The RECS would provide lighting for the bypass road and Rs. 37 crores was sanctioned for a water scheme in the area, he added.

    In-charge Collector Sandeep Kumar Sultania said that an LPG point would be set up in Makavarapalem gram panchayat.

    `De-silt geddas'

    Visakhapatnam-II MLA S. Ranga Raju, who toured wards 10 and 11 as part of the programme in the morning, sought improvement of sanitation in the area.

    When residents of KRM Colony complained that stormwater was entering their homes during rainy season, he immediately advised GVMC officials present there to desilt the `geddas' in the area. GVMC Additional Commissioner Mohan Rao and others were present.

    In Visakhapatnam-I, MLA Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao and Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar Meena toured Official Colony, New Jalaripeta, Paindora Peta, Jabbarthota, Gollaveedhi Junction, Agraharam Veedhi, Kotha Agraharam, Chatralavari Veedhi and Relli Veedhi for a first-hand knowledge of the conditions, particularly drinking water problem in the area.

    Local corporator Ch. Pothuraju, GVMC Deputy Commissioner Sai Srikanth, ACP Rajendra Prasad Naik, Executive Engineer Govinda Rao, and others took part in the programme.

    In Ward 3

    The road from Hanumanthawaka Junction to Arilova would be provided lighting within a week, Mayor P. Janardhana Rao announced during a similar programme in Ward 3.

    When residents of Vijaya Durga Colony complained that drinking water supply was inadequate due to low pressure, the Mayor instructed officials to take up corrective action.

    Pendurthy MLA Tippala Gurumurthy Reddy, TDP floor leader Nalluri Bhaskara Rao, zonal commissioner K. Ramesh and others participated.

    Construction of a retaining wall on the road side of the hill and implementation of several pending projects were sought by the residents.

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