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Officers welfare group says Secunderabad Cantonment Board roads not meant for public use | Hyderabad News


SECUNDERABAD: Defending restrictions on civilians accessing housing colonies occupied by defence personnel and their families, the Officers Welfare Association (OWA) on Friday said that their roads are not for public use. On Thursday, TOI reported that the OWA had decided to lock up all its internal gates and put up barricades to ensure no civilians can enter three sectors of the Army Welfare Housing Officers (AWHO) Colony.
Those wanting access have to apply for a walker’s pass with the OWA. Reacting to the report, the OWA said that the internal roads in A, B and C sectors are not public roads and have been restricted primarily due to safety concerns.
Responding by email, president of sector A, OWA, Brigadier H Bhasker, said: “Ours is not a public road for everyone to go around in a gated colony of senior citizens with all the vulnerability in an unchecked and unregulated manner.”
He added that there are still “a sizeable number of residents of neighbouring colonies who walk daily in our colony following the regulations stipulated by the management committee”.
Raising other issues being faced by senior citizens in these colonies, Brigadier Bhaskar pointed out that neighbouring colonies’ residents even walk dogs here, with no responsibility towards disposing dog defecation. It is left to the management committee to clean up the area, he alleged.
Emphasising on the need for walkers’ pass for outsiders, another resident of sector A, AWHO Colony, said it is a must for civilians because owing to safety concerns. “We do not have an app like MyGate, which other colonies have, to restrict entry. We are at our home and it is our duty to protect our home and be responsible for fellow residents,” he said.
On Friday, residents’ welfare association of Gunrock Enclave-2 tweeted the TOI report about the road restrictions tagging minister of municipal administration and urban development of Telangana, KT Rama Rao.
Meanwhile, SCB officials are gearing up to issue a showcause notice seeking an explanation for shutting out neighbouring colonies’ residents.





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