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April 24, 2018
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Soon, RTC bus to ply on this road less travelledAidu Donala Thanda is adopted by Rachakonda police

Eighty-five-year-old Somla Naik is excited. For the first-time in his lifetime his hamlet will have bus connectivity.

Naik, a resident of Aidu Donala Thanda of Narayanpur Mandal in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district, always dreamt of a proper road connectivity to his village since the Independence, but in vain. Currently, his hamlet, hardly 50 km from the State capital, with around 200 people, is accessible through a rough terrain.

“At last, bus facility to our thanda is going to be a reality soon with a proper road being laid by the police department,” he said.

With no bus connectivity, the villages have to walk for at least 6 km to board a bus from Kadel Bavi thanda. The problem is compounded during medical emergencies.

Since the last few months, there has been a sudden spurt of developmental activities in the hamlet as Rachakonda police adopted the gram panchayat and initiated several development projects under community policing.

On Thursday, Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M. Bhagwat launched work on road laying on a stretch of over 6 km between Aidu Donala Thanda and Kadel Bavi Thanda near Rachakonda fort.

Later, Mr. Bhagwat also promised the villagers that a TSRTC bus connectivity would be provided to their village. “After completing the road work, I will request the TSRTC Managing Director G.V. Ramana Rao to provide bus connectivity to the thanda,” he said.

Since the time the thanda was adopted, the Commissionerate has conducted a mega health camp, distributed notebooks to school children, erected cell phone tower with help of BSNL, to connect them to the mainstream, he said. “Moreover, 20 tribal youth were trained in constable pre-recruitment training programme, which was conducted for four months at Choutuppal for empowering them to face a selection process,” he said.

The Commissioner said that the initiative has been launched after discussing the same with the District Collector Anita Ramachandran. He promised safe drinking water to the habitation through RO plants by Vijayadasami.