Drive on this road nightmarish

Drive on this road nightmarish
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The stretch from the KV School towards Gough Road just after Army Public School, Ramakrishnapuram is a nightmare for commuters. It lies in front of the National Security Guard (NSG) unit and seems to be a no-man’s land.

Hyderabad: The stretch from the KV School towards Gough Road just after Army Public School, Ramakrishnapuram is a nightmare for commuters. It lies in front of the National Security Guard (NSG) unit and seems to be a no-man’s land.

The road is in such a bad condition that vehicles, be it two or four-wheelers, move at 10 kmph due the potholes. For years, the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) and the Local Military Authority (LMA) have been passing the responsibility on the other.

Thanks to the bad condition of the road, there is a traffic jam every day during peak hours and vehicular movement slows to such an extent that it takes 20 minutes after 8.30 pm when office goers return home.

The road is a vital link to military personnel as well as civilians. It links close to 80 colonies in Ramakrishnapuram, Neredmet, Defence Colony, Sainikpuri, Sainathpuram, ECIL, Dr A S Rao Nagar and beyond. Lakhs of vehicles pass by each day.

Dr KVV Rama Rao, a resident of Defence Colony, says, “It is high time that the SCB and the LMA sorted out their differences and repaired the roads. It is a huge nuisance. Accidents especially of two-wheelers are common on this stretch.”

Gopalakrishna, assistant engineer, Engineering Section, SCB said, “The stretch starting from Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Thirumulgherry, to the fountain in AOC which is also called Gough Road does not come under the SCB jurisdiction.”

Several attempts to contact the officials of the Military Engineering Service (MES) proved futile. Col Ramana, (Retd) a resident of Neredmet says, “There are thousands of students in Kendriya Vidyalaya and Army Public School. Both the schools are a stone’s throw from this road. With the rainy season upon us the authorities should repair the roads.”

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