Secunderabad: A road was reopened in Jhansi Cantonment on Friday and the repercussions were felt in Secunderabad Cantonment as residents rejoiced the latest development and the clamour for reopening of the remaining 15 roads is rising.
Sec’bad Cantt residents want remaining roads to be open
S Chandrashekar, spokesperson of Open Secunderabad Cantonment All Roads (OSCAR) said the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) needs to call for a special board meeting on the issue and adhere to the Defence Ministry’s directive.
As the issue is taken up seriously, “The SCB had turned a blind eye to the issue for three years now, and if it fails to convene a board meeting by May 21 we will take the issue to K T Rama Rao, Minister of IT Technology and Municipal Administration and Urban Development,” he adds. On the other hand, as the academic year begins in a couple of weeks, the closure of roads had become a cause of constant worry to parents whose children are studying in Valerian Grammar High school.
The outcome of barring public entry into the cantonment roads that connects Valerian Grammar School has been forcing the school children coming from Alwal, Lothukunta, Bolaram, Risala Bazar, Venkatapuram and Sainikpuri to take longer routes.
The principal of Valerian Grammar School had written a letter to the Ministry of Defence on January 24, 2017 requesting for right of way as hundreds of school children use the way.
BY Sushma Nagaraju