Temple stonewalls SRDP project

Temple stonewalls SRDP project
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The Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) skyway project has come to a grinding halt thanks to presence of religious structure on the LB Nagar and Dilsukhnagar stretch. Commuters hoped that the project would ease traffic during peak hours. 

Hyderabad: The Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) skyway project has come to a grinding halt thanks to presence of religious structure on the LB Nagar and Dilsukhnagar stretch. Commuters hoped that the project would ease traffic during peak hours.

On the contrary, the bottleneck on the narrow path has been impeding the traffic. The SRDP skyway project has been planned to ease the traffic congestion on the stretch starting from LB Nagar ring road towards Dilsukhnagar.

It has been put on hold as a religious structure stands in the way of the four-lane road at the newly- constructed LB Nagar Metro Rail Station and it has now turned out to be a single lane. Vehicles commuting on the busy stretch move at a snail’s pace.

Varshini, a resident of Dilsukhnagar, said the buses and trucks enter the city through the road, resulting heavy traffic congestion. “Heavy trucks and RTC buses coming from L B Nagar travel via Dilsukhnagar as it is a direct road towards the main city.” She said.

The religious structure right at the beginning of the stretch has not only slowed the movement of vehicles but also caused pollution.

Kedar Patwari (26), a resident of Kothapet, who commutes through the stretch from his college at Ibrahimpatnam, said, “Traffic slows down right after I cross LB Nagar Ring Road during peak hours as the four-lane road narrows down and it becomes difficult for trucks and buses to move freely.”

Shop owners, who have their business establishments abutting the temple, claim that the religious structure is 400-years-old. A good number of devotees visit the temple. A senior official from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation said the project had been put on hold from the beginning as the religious structure remains an obstacle.

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