Several civil society groups of the district, led by CPI(M), have asked municipal authorities to improve civic amenities in the town.

Party’s town wing president P. Papa Rao and representatives of the groups on Sunday launched a ‘padayatra’ to highlight the poor drainage system, lack of drinking water facility, and improper sanitation in many wards.

Carrying a banner titled ‘Focus’, the leaders visited several wards and asked people to step up pressure on the authorities for improvement of civic amenities.

Mr. Papa Rao said a protest would be staged after visiting all the wards.