.21 lakhs sanctioned for slum development in Nagamaiah Kunta
Nayani Narsimha Reddy, MLA, Arvind Kumar, Collector and Anjan Kumar Yadav, MP, receive hostile reception during Praja Patham at the slumResidents seek development of a housing colony after demolition of tenementsCollector orders socio-economic survey and review of 380 house pattas in the slum 500 families have more than one patta
HYDERABAD: Confusion prevails on existing chaos in pocket-sized tenements of Nagamaiah Kunta while three new complexes have come under official scrutiny for violation of building rules. That was Praja Patham, Nayani Narsimha Reddy style in Musheerabad constituency on Saturday.
The Government's attempt to interact with the public through public representatives and officials did not see any new ground being broken except for possibility of the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad taking action on builders of three complexes, two completed recently and one still under construction.
Possible charges against them to be framed once related files reach Municipal Commissioner Sanjay Jaju could include using cellars for purposes other than parking and exceeding the permitted number of floors among others. Mr. Reddy, the Musheerabad MLA, reached the area much before many of the officials and immediately trained his guns on the complexes.
Taking officials and the media inside, around and through the complexes, the MLA said he had been pointing out the irregularities to officials for a long time. The inspection was repeated once Mr. Jaju arrived.
The Commissioner straightaway pulled up his subordinates, ordering them to place the files before him on Saturday itself.
Earlier, Mr. Reddy, along with district Collector Arvind Kumar and MP Anjan Kumar Yadav, went around the Nagamaiah Kunta slum, where the reception was quite hostile.
A majority of residents here had been demanding a housing colony after demolition of existing tenements for nearly a decade.
The issue was delayed since some residents, currently having plots over 100 square yards did not want to yield and end up in houses built on 60 sq.yds each.
With residents, mostly women, berating the officials, the Collector ordered a socio-economic survey and a review of the 380 house pattas in the slum.
According to officials, some of the 500 families here had more than one patta in a single family. One family was said to be having four pattas!
However, the confusion deepened when Mr. Jaju, who arrived later, announced the Government's sanction of Rs.21 lakhs for development of the slum, rather than for a colony.
In the end, the Praja Patham proved to be unproductive, with complaints raised in the previous round and before that too, still waiting solutions.