With almost three basti dawakhanas in its boundaries, the Ramnastpura division holds the element of plausibility when it comes to define its position among the most densely populated underprivileged areas in the Bahadurpura constituency.
Designated as Ward No.55, this division carries a total 37802 voters with 19336 males, 18457 female and 9 transgender. Here, 97 percent people belong to the general category while schedule tribes and schedule caste are mere two and one percent respectively.
A densely populated Muslim area of Falaknuma Division, this division carries several areas in its purview including Muchi colony, Amjadulla Bagh, Tadban, Ramnastpura, Chandulal Baradari, Macca Colony, Nawab Sahab Kunta, Falaknuma, Kishan Bagh, Basti Nabi Kareem (BNK) Colony and Bahadurpura.
“Several areas, especially Tadban cross road carries severe perennial issues like sewerage and water supply. No proper sewerage lines and safe drinking water are the recurring issues that haven’t been addressed for several years. GHMC contractors lay roads on the streets without separating and streamlining the sewerage and water supply lines resulting in water contamination. Despite bringing the matter into local corporators’ notice, the issue hasn’t been addressed so far,” informed a resident of Tadban area.
Known for its underprivileged and neglected colonies where most of the populace are daily wage workers or labourers, this area also has a stinking issue caused by a slaughterhouse called ‘Kamela.’
Interestingly, it also carries some landmark destinations like Mir Alam Water Filter, government ITI and Nehru Zoological Park located just a stone throw away distance from each other.
However, the existence of three basti dawakhanas in this ward the social status of this local population can easily be ascertained as these health care centers are mandated only to serve rural populations in GHMC limits.
As the area considered as a bastion of AIMIM owing to thick Muslim population, its candidates always lodge a thumping victory without mush stress irrespective of candidates’ face value that otherwise holds importance in other divisions.
This corroborates the outcome of the last GHMC election wherein Mohammed Mubeen of AIMIM registered a rousing victory by securing a total 13964 votes overshadowing all the other four candidates with exceptional vote margin.
The present Corporator Mohammed Mubeen, known as card carrying majlisi in the party circles, carries an experience of representing three wards during the last fifteen years and this time the party fielded him from neighbouring Shastripuram Division.
Mubeen, after representing Aghapura ward for the first time around 15 years ago has served in Ramnastpura ward for almost two terms and now secured the ticket from Shastripuram ward.
“There are several issues that need to be addressed on priority but have been put on hold as nobody is here to question the leaders. Every civic issue here needs an approval of the local leader. We can’t even call directly to sewerage tankers to get rid of overflowing filth before our houses as the GHMC staff responds only to leaders’ calls. Roads were always filled with heaps of garbage as the trash is not been carked away regularly. This is how the situation prevails here for several years,” said Mohammed Muneeb, a resident of Ramnastpura.
Presently there are a total five candidates contesting from the ward which is reserved for BC (General) category. Mohd. Khader from AIMIM, Mohd.Inkeshaf from TRS party, M.Guru Charan from BJP, Mohammed Yousuf Danish from Congress and Chavan Ramesh an independent candidate presently contesting from the ward.