Residents of the Yedida Sattiraju Street of Dwaraka Nagar in 45th division have thanked the Andhra Pradesh High Court for giving verdict in their favour by asking the Municipal Corporation to follow due process of law while undertaking road widening.

Vakada Subba Rao and five others of Dwaraka Nagar approached the High Court, seeking its intervention in the civic body's move to widen the roads without the consent of the residents.

As the officials launched the exercise of marking, the residents approached the High Court.

Court directive

“The court issued orders on May 4 asking the civic authorities to follow either the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act or the Land Acquisition Act before taking up demolition of houses,” Mr. Subba Rao said.