Many problems in the colony are crying for attention. Roads in the colony have been dug all over for laying underground drainage system.
Presently the colony looks shabby. The colony has a VUDA built kalyanamandapam, which is 20 years old, but nobody has been using it right from the beginning as it is not equipped with basic facilities. The locals are requesting VUDA to modernise the kalyanamandapam and give it a facelift as the residents have no place for social gatherings, conducting marriages, and for community programmes.
The residents are also requesting a police outpost, being a secluded residential colony. The presence of police outpost will boost the morale of the people. Women are desperately feeling the need for a rythu bazaar. There is no vegetable market for the 1,200 families and they have to source vegetables from the city markets. Residents are also seeking increase in the frequency of RTC buses and more buses connecting main places in the city, especially Jagadamba junction and Collector’s Office. They also want the GVMC and the VUDA to take an initiative for development the 11 park spaces.
They are also urging the authorities to accept payment of house tax and water tax at the local Mee Seva outlet so that residents will be saved of the burden of going to the city for payment. The colony drains are filled with stinking garbage and have become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. The mud pipes in the colony were replaced by HD pipes, which are not lasting.
When the VUDA Colony was established in 1992, one overhead water tank was set up. With the population in the colony having outgrown its original estimation, there is a need for another overhead tank.
“The colony needs a police outpost, an auditorium, and a rythu bazaar. Parks too must be developed. The colony is virtually abandoned and it looks like we are nobody’s baby. The authorities should focus on providing basic amenities in the area.”
P. Sriram Varma, resident