Traffic snarls to persist for some more weeks
The ongoing works at the Chilkalguda X Roads for Oliphenta Bridge seems to have come to an end as the bridge has been successfully placed. Yet, the diversion remains to cause inconvenience for the daily commuters as works for laying cement road continue under the bridge.
Hyderabad: The ongoing works at the Chilkalguda X Roads for Oliphenta Bridge seems to have come to an end as the bridge has been successfully placed. Yet, the diversion remains to cause inconvenience for the daily commuters as works for laying cement road continue under the bridge.
While senior officials from the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) have claimed that the road laying works, which fall under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), is causing the delay; local official from the GHMC said they could not work for the roads until the bridge was laid completely.
The diversion for the Oliphenta Bridge has been causing inconvenience to heavily flowing traffic in the area for more than a month now. Especially, for the patients travelling from the Secunderabad area to Gandhi Hospital, it can be a tensed ride for the ambulance drivers during the peak hours. Despite this, the officials from the HMR have claimed that there would not be further delay by the department as the laying of the bridge has been successfully completed.
However, the pending road repairs under the Rail over Bridge (RoB) taken up by the GHMC is causing a delay in allowing the traffic from the area. ``We have successfully placed the bridge but we cannot give any dates on how long will the diversion continue as cement road is being laid right under the bridge for better flow of traffic by the GHMC which will take further time”, Senior official from HMR said.
A senior official from GHMC claimed that road laying works have been facing a fair amount of delay due to the metro rail works happening simultaneously for the past two weeks.
Despite this, the official assured that the road laying works shall pick up the pace. ``Cranes and other heavy metro rail equipment are coming in the way of the road laying works.
We were ready with the raw material for 10 days now but the laying of the Oliphenta Bridge was the priority”, said the local GHMC official from the area.
The GHMC official further added that the rains and heavy flow of pedestrians are causing delay for laying roads. Yet, 20 metres of road has been laid so far and the official assured that the traffic will be allowed on the new road within the first week of September.