GHMC swings into action, writes to Secunderabad Cantonment Board & Defence Estates Officer over road closure issue at RK Puram underpass
After several complaints over road congestion on the RK Puram road connecting ECIL, Kapra, Sainikpuri, Neredmet and Secunderabad, the GHMC has now swung into action.
When contacted, the defence officials maintained that there are no restrictions on any of the roads in the cantonment area.
Taking this reply from the minister as a positive response from the State government, the residents now hope the State will merge Cantonment with GHMC.
Speaking to Express, SCB vice-president J Rama Krishna admitted that there is water shortage.
We have spoken to the contractors, and more garbage- collecting trucks have been procured to clear garbage.”
The Ganesh festival which is celebrated with much pomp and splendour now has a special custom, ‘laddu auction’ which has gained in popularity over the years.
Cantonment residents claim that SCB officials have not taken up fogging works here, causing mosquitoes to breed
He also said that the Municipal Administration has plans to construct lay diversion pipelines to prevent the flow of drainage water into Ramanna Kunta.
They claim that over the past few months they have raised these issues multiple times with concerned officials, but in vain.
None of the residents, who say they have been living in the Basti Bazar area for 80 years, have a toilet or water connection in their homes.
The residents of Secunderabad Cantonment area are a troubled lot due to the stray dog menace in their area.
With eight civilian wards and a population of four lakh, the Secunderabad cantonment is the largest in the country.
In a unique protest, around ten residents came onto the streets holding placards, which read ‘Residents are repairing the roads’, and started filling the potholes on Wednesday.
With the instruction from the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the SCB has already started preparing data of electoral civilian wards.
However, Strategic Road Development Plan officials claimed that the land survey of the project is almost completed.