Potholes give nightmare to commuters

Potholes give nightmare to commuters
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The potholes on the city roads continue to plague the commuters and becoming worse with each passing day of the rainy season. They have become a nightmare for the daily commuters whogo towards Nacharam via the industrial area in Chilkanagar as their vehicles get stuck in the middle of the road during heavy rains bringing the traffic to a halt. 

Onset of monsoon compound the problem troubling the vehicle users on road from Uppal to Nacharam

Hyderabad: The potholes on the city roads continue to plague the commuters and becoming worse with each passing day of the rainy season. They have become a nightmare for the daily commuters whogo towards Nacharam via the industrial area in Chilkanagar as their vehicles get stuck in the middle of the road during heavy rains bringing the traffic to a halt.

Even trucks and other heavy vehicles commuting on the road get stuck in the potholes submerged under water. The local residents here narrate their experiences of rescuing stuck vehicles on the busy road to clear the traffic during the monsoon.

Potholes on Chilkanagar main road connecting Uppal to Nacharam industrial area have been expanding in their length and depth for more than seven months now. The situation becomes worse during the rainy season as these potholes submerge under the water.

Though two wheelers find their path to move across, heavy vehicles move at a plodding pace holding the traffic. Vehicles get stuck at the potholes during heavy rains bringing traffic to a halt.

Sateesh (32), who had parked his autorickshaw next to the road, describes how his auto was stuck in one of the potholes during the heavy rains on Thursday. “It was stuck right in the middle of the road during heavy rainfall with three passengers inside. I alone couldn’t have pulled it out without the help of the local pedestrians who came to the rescue observing the traffic jam” he said.

Heavy trucks and RTC buses commute on a regular basis through the road. Pedestrians have seen heavy vehicles leaning sideways due to the deep holes. Keshav, a local tea vendor narrates that the heavy vehicles sometime come to a halt due to sudden jerks.

“Trucks move steadily on this part of the road but sometimes due to a sudden jerk, they lose control and engine shuts off. Many vehicles lose control as they cannot judge the depth of the potholes submerged into the water. I rescued three autos yesterday which got stuck due to sudden jerks,” he said.

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