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High Court Pulls Up GHMC For Poor State Of Roads

The Telangana High Court today expressed its displeasure at the "failure" of the GHMC to address the poor condition of the roads in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad | 14th July 2021
The Telangana High Court today expressed its displeasure at the "failure" of the GHMC to address the poor condition of the roads in the state capital, Hyderabad.

"Most roads in the city have large potholes. While the GHMC has not been able to address this problem, an elderly couple, Gangadhar Tilak and his wife, Venkateshwari Tilak, have had to take to the roads to fill the potholes. They have been doing so for quite some time now. It is a shame that a retired man is having to spend his pension and savings to repair the roads of the city. What are the GHMC officials doing then?" the court fumed.

Pulling up the TRS government and the urban body, the HC then said, "Please provide zone-wise reports on the state of the city's roads, and the plans to repair the same. Also, take steps to address the problem of rain-induced inundation in the city. The failure of the state government and the GHMC in attending to road-related problems is truly condemnable. Every monsoon, Hyderabad's roads get damaged by and inundated with rainwater. Please take immediate action to repair all the roads that have potholes. Please also immediately repair all the damaged roads."

Meanwhile, impressed by the amazing work of K Gangadhar Tilak, known popularly as the road doctor who voluntarily works to repair Hyderabad's pothole-ridden roads, Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan invited him and his wife to the Raj Bhavan and felicitated them for their selfless services.

Lauding the efforts of the retired 73-year-old railway employee, who has been filling potholes for more than a decade now, she said, "It is inspiring to know about the services of Mr Gangadhar and his wife, Mrs Venkateshwari. Their commitment to creating safe roads in Hyderabad is truly heartening."

The Governor stated that these kinds of "selfless services" went a long way in inspiring other people to work towards the common good of all.
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