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Guntur Mayor urged to speed up civic works

Staff Reporter

People list out problems at an open forum organised by `Aasara'


  • Drinking water, sanitation, corruption in municipal office among other problems highlighted
  • Mayor promises to make Guntur a model city
  • Representation suggesting measures to tackle the problems submitted to Mayor

    GUNTUR: Representatives of various people's organizations have appealed the newly elected Mayor of Guntur city Kanna Nagaraju, to expedite works to provide basic amenities to the residents of the city.

    Aasara conducted an open-forum with the Mayor here on Saturday, where the representatives highlighted the problems plaguing the city. Drinking water, sanitation, poor infrastructure in corporation schools, corruption in municipal office and unauthorized construction of buildings all across the city were the pressing problems, they said.

    Problem areas

    Founder-Trustee of Aasara Aregakuti Sanjeeva Reddy said that over the years, more than one-third of the municipal budget was going towards staff salaries and even if the remaining two-thirds were utilized properly, the city would have witnessed rapid development. "But corruption and greed among the politicians and bureaucrats is the stumbling block for development," he said.

    Cooperation sought

    The representatives offered to give their suggestions for the betterment of the city. Mr. Nagaraju said that he welcomed suggestions from all the concerned citizens and promised to do his best for the over-all development of the city. He sought co-operation from people to enable him to develop Guntur into a model city.

    Representatives from Aasara, Gunturu Poura Sabha, Guntur Bar Association and Guntur City Rate Payers Association expressed their views on the problems of the city and means of tackling them. Later, the representatives presented a memorandum, which also contained some suggestions to the Mayor.

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