The spacious UDA Colony at Chenchupet here has infrastructure like roads and drinking water coming up but one thing that is wanted for long is a library within the reach of the residents. The civic officials and people's representatives have got a proposal approved for a library in the locality.

However, the dream remains unfulfilled four years after local MLA Nadendla Manohar laid the foundation stone for it pompously. It was in February 2008 that the proposal took the shape of a stone and it had since been etched only in brick and mortar for various reasons including procedural delays.

The library which was originally estimated to cost Rs 6 lakh was to be developed by the VGTM-UDA with some contribution by the municipality and philanthropists. Despite the hype, nothing has so far happened and the project is still mired in uncertainty.

According to official sources, the VGTM-UDA did not receive money for the project from the Assembly Constituency Development Fund (ACDP).

The consequence is that the building construction has not yet begun after such a protracted delay. The cost of construction will now be obviously higher assuming that the funds are released.

The project is almost forgotten today and only the collective will of people can take it to progression.

It remains to be seen whether the library will become a reality or the foundation stone will continue to stand as a mute testimony to the general lack of concern for the project.