Correspondent

Madanapalle: Functioning of the head post office here has been hampered of late by severe staff shortage. Delivery of 5,000 and above postal articles per day has become difficult for the postmen, numbering just 16. Also, the Madanapalle Bazaar post office, which was previously at Kotaramachar Street, was shifted a decade ago to far-off Society Colony.

The other sub post office, earlier in Cooperative Colony, now functions from Nehrunagar. So, residents of Chippili, Nakkaladinne and Kothapalle have to cover more distance to reach these post offices.