Traffic jams order of the day
Hyderabad turning into a world-class city appears a distant dream. Potholes are growing in numbers, becoming bigger in size and going deeper endangering lives of motorists.
Hyderabad: Hyderabad turning into a world-class city appears a distant dream. Potholes are growing in numbers, becoming bigger in size and going deeper endangering lives of motorists.
The road from Kukatpally Y Junction towards Balanagar crossroads has been experiencing frequent traffic jams for last few years. A large number of RTC buses and heavy vehicles take this road 24x7.
During rush hours in the morning and evening, traffic moves at snail’s pace giving nightmarish experience for the road-users. Travelling from Kukatpally towards Bowenpally via Y Junction takes nearly two hours.
Potholes besides eating into commuters’ time cause much damage to the vehicles leave alone the additional fuel consumption.
Narrating his ordeals, auto driver Ashok, who is in his late 30s, shared with The Hans India that it is torturous to ride on this 2-km stretch. “Buses and heavy trucks take up most of the road pushing us to a side.
The heavy vehicles do not have quick pick up forcing us to spend more time on the polluting road,” he said.
Students and employees, taking the road, are growing impatient due to the delay they face every day; either reaching educational institutions, offices or homes.
Tarun, a student of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Institute, says that time taken to reach his home in Alwal is prolonged by an hour or so. “This single stretch eats up an hour.
I leave my college by 5:30 pm and reach home around 8 pm. We have been reading in newspapers that GHMC would take up repair works and that Hyderabad would be pothole-free city but the situation is different,” he said.
There is no room for pedestrians. This stretch lacks pavement forcing pedestrians to spill on to the main road adding to traffic woes.