Telangana Hyderabad - Lack of civic amenities in Jalpally to factor in poll battle

The lack of civic services in Jalpally municipality is a crucial deciding factor in the Maheshwaram constituency, which is being contested by congress candidate K Laxma Reddy, BRS candidate P Sabitha indra Reddy, and bjp candidate A Srinivas. The Jalpally municipality is dominated by the working class, with close to 50 colonies and some areas without basic civic facilities. In many residential areas, muddy trails pass for roadways, while drinking water and sewerage lines remain a faraway dream.

"Our colony has been around for 20 years. There are no roads or streetlights in this area. "Drinking water is supplied once every four days, and we rely on borewells for regular needs," Masood, a resident of Abdullahnagar Colony near Osman nagar Lake, lamented.
Lubna colony and Venkatapur, both located near Abdullahnagar, have similar circumstances. "Leaders arrive, provide guarantees, and then leave. Because of the elections, the main road linking shaheen nagar Osmania Hotel and Venkatapur was recently laid. For almost a decade, the villagers had been seeking a good road. "Our pleas for basic civic amenities go unanswered," said Syeda Sadia, a Lubna neighborhood resident.

Mosquitoes are a major problem in Shaheennagar and the adjacent districts of Jalpally municipality. The locals spend a significant portion of their daily money on insect repellents. "Otherwise, we are vulnerable to malaria and dengue." "The municipality is not even equipped to conduct regular anti-larvae operations and fogging in its vast jurisdiction," says Raof, a Shaheennagar resident.
However, BRS officials say that crores of rupees have been spent on renovating municipal facilities such as roads, drinking water lines, drainage lines, and street lights. "A dedicated sewerage network is being built." Drinking water lines were recently installed. Slowly, we are reaching out to all communities, and every cement road will be constructed within the next year," said a leader on condition of anonymity.

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