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Integrated drainage and drinking water systems sought

CPI(M) leader Chowdary Tejeswara Rao flagging off the padayatra in Srikakulam on Tuesday.—Photo: Basheer
CPI(M) leader Chowdary Tejeswara Rao flagging off the padayatra in Srikakulam on Tuesday.—Photo: Basheer

The CPI(M) on Tuesday alleged that the government and public representatives had failed to resolve the civic problems in the town despite submission of representations seeking integrated drainage and drinking water systems.

The party launched a padayatra called ‘Samara Bheri’ from Indira Nagar Colony. Party State Secretariat member Chowdary Tejeswara Rao and Srikakulam wing secretary Bhaviri Krishnamurty flagged off the padyatra, which would continue till December 9. An agitation would be staged on December 10 at the Collectorate to invite the attention of senior officials to the problems of the town.

CPI(M) Town secretary Panchadi Paparao would continue the padayatra, seeking immediate removal of encroachments all along Ramigedda and Mirtibatti, which could ensure smooth flow of drainage water. He said a sewerage treatment plant should be constructed at Hayatnagar. Community toilets should be maintained properly.

Construction of CC roads in various colonies and road-widening works on GT Road should be completed as per the time schedule, he said. Poor people should be given Indiramma houses.

Mr. Tejeswara Rao alleged that R&B Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, who represents Srikakulam, could not fulfil the promises made since 2004. Party District Committee member V.G.K. Murty and CITU district secretary D. Govinda Rao said people were fed up with government policies.

Srikakulam Citizens’ Forum president Baratam Kameswara Rao, who extended his support to the padayatra, said officials had failed to resolve many problems of the town.

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