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Ravi.P.Benjamin
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Revolting sight:The open drain behind the market at Maddilapalem posing a health hazard to residents.Photo:C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM
Revolting sight:The open drain behind the market at Maddilapalem posing a health hazard to residents.Photo:C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM

Some of the problems dogging the Pithapuram Colony include the stench from the Gedda flowing along the Rythu Bazzar where all the insensitive public and tradesmen dump the garbage and the refuse of the colony.

On the one hand the residents themselves have turned the drain into a garbage dump and on the other blame the GVMC sanitary workers for not cleaning it up everyday.

The farmers who sell at the Rythu Bazzar dump a large volume of rotting vegetables into the gedda which is sometimes getting accumulated due to the negligence of sanitary staff. The presence of buffaloes and cow dung near the bazaar adds to the mosquito menace.

Parimala, resident of the colony, says that despite the presence of Rythu Bazzar, scores of vegetable vendors occupy the two sides of the road leading to Kala Bharathi and a long row of vegetable shops are creating problems as passing vehicles stop on the middle of the road to haggle with the vendors blocking half the road.

The second park located behind Kala Bharathi is being managed by Pithapuram Colony Residents Association. However, this has turned into a den of vices with rowdy and anti-social elements using the place for gambling and drinking, association secretary G.Suryanarayana and other residents complained.

The general public who visit the Jana Sikshana Samsthan, a vocational training centre of the Central government and the CBI Courts located in the area were also spoiling the sanctity of the residential colony by openly urinating and defiling the area.

Quote from local Resident: Maddilapalem junction is the very crowded locality with heavy vehicle traffic from all sides. In the evenings it becomes very difficult for people to cross the road. The GVMC should build either sub-ways or over-bridges for safe passage of women, old people and the physically disabled people. says K.Vijay Kumar, advocate


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