A telephone connection box at Hosa Bandikeri near Rama Mandira in Chamundipuram lies in a state of neglect and official apathy. The telephone box has rusted and the present state is that wires are protruding from it. Someone has even written “Chinnu” on the box disfiguring it. The box now barely stands on the support of a wooden pole. The open wires face the danger of being cut and snapping the telephone connections of hundreds of houses.