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    Hyderabad: Politicians Demand Civic Amenities in Exchange for Our Votes

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    The Nampally constituency in Hyderabad is currently a battleground for political parties, but the residents are more concerned about the lack of basic amenities. The area is a mix of slums and residential colonies, and people from all communities are affected by the poor civic infrastructure. Areas like Habeebnagar, First Lancer, Mallepally, Bazarghat, and Asifnagar are particularly underdeveloped, with issues like poor sanitation, bad roads, sewage overflow, dog problems, and illegal constructions.

    One resident, Majid Ali from Asifnagar, highlights the need for new pipelines and frequent sewage overflow in the area. Despite the free water scheme benefiting city residents, areas like Mallepally, First Lancer, Habeebnagar, and Asifnagar still lack upgraded water pipelines, resulting in low-pressure supply and contaminated water.

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    Residents also face problems with roads, garbage dumps, and mosquitoes. They complain about sloppy and uneven roads, drain overflow, potholes, and garbage causing difficulties for both residents and commuters. Some main road areas have seen development, but other areas continue to suffer from longstanding civic issues. The residents blame the GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) and local leaders for illegal encroachments and constructions in the area.

    There are also concerns about illegal constructions in colonies. The civic body seems unconcerned about these issues, even allowing an illegal swimming pool in the basement of a 7-floor apartment in Red Hills. Residents question how the municipality can permit such a swimming pool.

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    Some residents have been facing poor road conditions for years without any improvement or attention from authorities. Traffic junctions are poorly manned, leading to frequent accidents and injuries. Traffic congestion and waterlogging are also major issues in Nampally.

    While the MIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) claims to have undertaken developmental works in the constituency, rival parties argue that there has been no significant development. Legislator Jaffar Hussain Meraj has raised various issues, but the overall sentiment among residents is that there is still a lack of progress.

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