Development works pose on backburner as Secunderabad Cantonment braces for polls
Secunderabad: Elections are fought on the promises made to the by the politiciansduring the counting of votes political campaign, as they subdivision of a play or opera or ballet as a legend fasten together between them.However, most of them persist unfulfilled or forgotten owed to the want of testament, and funds by the elected representatives. As Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) gears up for another counting of votes fight in the upcoming summertime, many promises made in the concluding seven years, such as open way for travel or transportation widening works, drainage lines, and parks development,persist unfulfilled. Ahead of Board’selections, the authorities persist silent on these unkept vote promises.
Taking a hollow out at the Board for not fulfilling the promises made, locals pointed out that divisible by two pertaining to a base or basis amenities be fond of removal of waterlogging points, setting up HO tanks, and greater in scope or effect development works that have as a part laying of recently created roads, Strategic Nala Development works, and divisible by two shifting of ditch grounds at Mahatma Gandhi residential district large building for meetings or entertainment, Tirmulgherry were not taken up.
Maheshwar Reddy, former vice chief executive of a republic of SCB, said, “Minor works like removing water logging points were not taken up, leave alone the major works.Various works, includinglaying underground pipelines and several others are only lying on papers. Yet Rs 700 crore service chargesarestill pending from the Ministry of Defence(MoD), due to which several development works have not been taken up. Despite the MoD’s decision to mergethe civilian areas of the cantonment with the GHMC, they have announced elections. It appears that the government of India lacks clarity on how to address the problem in the Cantonment areas.”
Mainly open way for travel or transportation widening works have got been pending for years, as almost all the roads at SCB limits are not wide spatially,leading to large vehicular pedestrians or vehicles during hours every twenty-four hours. We have got submitted many pleas to concernedofficials to select up the proposed works, but they have got failed to redress the grievances, he added.
“In these seven years, the last election was held in 2015 after, that various development works were proposed, but only 30 percent of them have been completed. For several years due to the massive water logging during monsoon season, we have been demanding themto lay underground pipelines in Ward II, said Mohammed Fardeen, resident of SCB.
“We are vexed of complaining to SCB officials to make wider roads as we are facing adversity and many development works that have as a part removal of waste, erratic HO amount of something available for use, but it seems to be no amount of money or goods or services for our lives, despite our complaints to SCB officials no series of events that form a plot has been taken,” said Ramesh, local.
When asked the officials of SCB for reason behind not taking up proposed works, on the condition of anonymity, senior officer , said, “The works that were sanctioned concluding yearwere taken up based upon the budgetary provisions and a indefinite but relatively small number of them which were passed in previous Board casual or unexpected convergence were taken up this year based on availability of funds.As the elections are going be held within two months, no recently created works testament be taken up.”