Hyderabad: Upset with the pathetic condition of the city’s roads, citizens have launched an online campaign to garner support to rectify the situation.
Nearly 4,000 people have already pledged their support for the cause and the petition will be sent to the GHMC commissioner. The campaign also cites a report that had appeared in this newspaper last month about more than Rs 200 crore being spent by the civic bodies in repairing roads each year.
The campaign was started following criticism from all quarters about the shoddy work done by the concerned departments. The campaign organisers said that some complaints to the GHMC’s online redressal system remained unattended.
Jayakrishnan Sureshbabu, organiser of the petition, said, “Several stretches of roads remain unrepaired while at other places, the repair work is extremely shoddy. There have been no inputs regarding action taken against GHMC engineers and the contractors are let off after a meagre penalty.”
P. Manivannan, head of the Karnataka State Highways Improvement Project, who also signed the petition, said, “It’s crucial that citizens take up issues of governance. Otherwise, we won’t get the best by just voting .”
Citizens are also disconcerted about the absence of clear information and demarcation among civic bodies regarding the ownership of roads.