Engineers told to tackle potholes and take up road carpeting
As the metro rail authorities also get plastered for the bad condition of roads where the piers work is on, senior officials of the Hyderabad Metro Rail and L&T swung into action initiating a series of steps to provide hassle-free rides to commuters.
On Monday, HMR Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy and officials also drawn from the National Highways, Water Board and R&B inspected the Mettuguda-Nagole and L.B Nagar-Malakpet stretches to decide on repairing potholes, rectify water stagnation points, improve drains and remove traffic bottlenecks.
Problematic areas were identified at Habsiguda, Ek Minar, Little Flower Junior College, Uppal and Nagole. The metro engineers were directed to tackle potholes and take up road carpeting. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) was given two weeks to complete shifting of water supply and sewerage main lines from Tarnaka to Mettuguda with HMR funds.
Once testing of the new lines was done, HMR engineers would fill the trenches with quarry dust and cement concrete before re-carpeting the road. Electric and telephone lines are to be shifted for creating left spays to ease vehicular movement at junctions.
Funds are also being made available to the GHMC to complete cross drainage works and water harvesting pits at road valley points to prevent water stagnation and thereby road damage. Barricades put up for piers work would be opened for pedestrians to crossover at the bus stops. HMR engineers would also expedite the stormwater drain works at Ek-Minar junction near Habsiguda and also the table drain in three days. The culvert extension work on Hyderabad Nala abutting the Uppal Metro rail depot and approach roads are slated to be completed within a week after which plantation would be taken up.
The NH and R&B engineers were mandated to do the culverts work LB Nagar and Malakpet by the month end. Plantation and service roads are to be taken up between L.B.Nagar and Government quarters. The NH was also told to submit cost estimates for covering the open drain near the Saibaba Temple at Dilsukhnagar.
Mr. Reddy also stated that 75 pillars, 170 foundations and 218 viaduct segments have been completed so far.