‘Field reports submitted, but no action taken by civic authorities’
Bad roads have been a nightmare not just for motorists, but also the traffic police.
Despite being presented with reports about road conditions, the civic authorities have turned a blind eye to the issue of road repair, rue police officials.
Traffic police submitted detailed field reports to the civic authorities about the road conditions on several occasions, the latest being before the upcoming United Nation’s Conference of Parties (CoP). These reports included details such as potholes, poles, bottlenecks, trees and other problems that beset the city roads, duly corroborated by pictorial evidence.
“Despite frequent reminders, the road condition has not improved. As a result, we face a tough time in regulating the vehicular movement,” a police official said.
“The average traffic speed depends on the road conditions. With the roads in a shambles, the traffic movement has been sluggish and we are made to suffer in the din,” another official observed.
Key stretches between Habsiguda and Sangeet junction and from Sangeet junction to Begumpet have become terrible. So is the condition of roads around Secunderabad railway station, Masab Tank to Mehdipatnam and around Lakidikapul areas, he pointed out.
Roads elsewhere have deteriorated to such an extent that the city seems to be falling apart, he said, pointing out that the repairs are not likely to commence till September 15.
Their expectations that the forthcoming international event might provide a permanent solution to the bad roads have also been proved wrong. Officials feel that the roads and other infrastructure will receive only a few cosmetic touches to be made presentable for the foreign delegates. “At this hour, it would be naive to expect a permanent solution to the long pending problems,” an official observed.