Every morning, Katnam takes his Fiat car and searches for potholes in Hyderabad. Once he spots any such road, he fills it up on his own. The retired Railway employee has even exhausted his pension in the process.

Gangadhara chose this tough job that other nationals only wish to either complaint or talk while sipping tea. But, he alone has filled over 1,125 potholes so far in two and half years.

What made Katnam start this selfless mission is a small story. His car one day fell into a muddy pothole and all its water splashed on to few street children. He felt very embarrassed and immediately bought necessary material and filled the pothole. He became grievous towards this 'repairing pothole' initiative after witnessing few accidents caused by the chuckhole.

Since then, the boot space of his car always remain packed with eight to ten gunny sacks having tar of mixed gravel that he collects from roadsides. At times, he also purchases them from the contractors. Also, he spends Rs 500 per day on fuel to check all roads of Hyderabad and make sure no pothole is left open.

For Gangadhara, this noble service is an addiction. Even when in service with an IT company, he used to leave his office during lunch hours and repair a pothole. This gave him immense satisfaction.

His sheer determination made him open a voluntary service named 'Shramadaan.' Now, many Hyderabadi citizens have joined his voluntary service.

All this elderly man wants now is the government to take serious initiative towards repairing of potholes.

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