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Stagnant water is spreading diseases among residents of Kurmannapalem apart from posing problems for motorists.
Stagnant water is spreading diseases among residents of Kurmannapalem apart from posing problems for motorists.

Not providing an outlet to the drains in Phase V has led to the stagnation of water and formation of a cesspool in the colony. The stagnation of drain water has led to proliferation of mosquitoes and outbreak of diseases. About a year ago, a new road was laid to the south of the colony but no attempt was made to provide drain pipes for the flow of water to the other side. This has led to the stagnation of drain water in the open site. Repeated pleas were made to the authorities concerned to provide an outlet for the flow of drain water. Finally, the road was cut to lay pipes for the flow of drain water. Meanwhile, residents of Fakir Takiya village objected to the release of drain water into their area. The officials gave up and the problem remains for about a month now. The cutting of the road has aggravated the problem for motorists. “It is unfortunate that the authorities are unable to come out with a simple solution to the problem that has been pestering the residents for long and robbing them of their sleep and causing health problems,” Mr. Raja Rao.

The problem wouldn’t have cropped up had the drain water outlet pipes been laid before the formation of the road. Even now the residents of Fakir Takiya wouldn’t have objected had proper arrangements been made for connecting the outlet to some major drain downstream.


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