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Modern bus shelter the need of the hour

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A modern bus shelter is the need of the hour for students and other long-distance commuters at Lakadawala on Rajiv Rahadari highway. It is becoming inconvenient to stand at the bus stop particularly when it rains or when there is harsh sunlight. On the opposite side, there is a bus shelter since long, but it has to be levelled as water logging takes place during the monsoon. This civic problem has not been attended to despite several appeals. Secunderabad Cantonment Board officials are requested to take action.

N.S.R. Murthy

Macha Bolarum



Rainwater harvesting

Due to the heavy downpour on Sunday, roads were flooded in some parts of the city. It is surprising that authorities have neither dug rainwater harvesting pits on either sides of the road nor made it mandatory for every household to follow this practice. Due to rapid concretisation, it is sad to witness water flowing into the drains. Groundwater levels have plummeted to deplorable levels raising an alarm of experiencing acute water shortage in many areas in the twin cities. An appeal is made to the authorities to ensure that the mandatory rule to have rainwater harvesting structures is strictly implemented.

K.R. Srinivasan

Secunderabad



Choked manholes

The GHMC is indiscriminately sanctioning multi-storied flats without paying attention to the infrastructure available in the area with regard to electricity, water and drainage. The drainage of the multi-storied buildings is being connected directly to the drainage lines on the colony roads both in East and West Marredpally. Now, there are 60 persons living in a complex where earlier, there were five. Due to this, the manholes often get choked, resulting in sewage overflowing on to the roads. It is suggested that every complex have a silt chamber on their premises so that the silt does not enter the manholes. This was pointed out to the General Manager, Hyderabad Water Board. We request him to direct the builders accordingly.N. Ramanathan

Secretary, Marredpally Welfare Association.



Cancellation of lease

This is with reference to an article published on page 4 of The Hindu dated September 5, regarding the ill-conceived plan of the Telangana government to cancel the 33 years lease of Narasimha Swamy temple situated on Road No. 12, Banjara Hills. As per Endowment records, the temple owned more than 25-40 acres, which is now restricted to only 4.38 acres. As reported, the lessee, Hare Krishna movement, is affiliated to rival ISKCON, headquartered at Bangalore. This cannot be ground for cancellation of lease. The government should not fall prey to sinister moves of people who are eyeing the said land, once the lease of this land is cancelled. The moment the lessee vacates, the land is liable to be grabbed.

Ramakanth Inani

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