With the main road in front of Chanchalguda jail closed, officials provided a slip road running from behind the women’s prison

The long-pending demand for closing the main road in front of the Chanchalguda prison was finally imposed from Wednesday.

But with officials taking proper care to provide sufficient carriageway by way of a slip road running behind the women’s prison, the traffic movement was not affected to the least.

The efforts of GHMC and revenue authorities in clearing encroachments, which were causing hindrance to the traffic flow on the slip road resulted in hassle-free traffic flow, locals observed.

Initial resistance

Earlier, the efforts of the officials to close the road met with resistance from motorists, mainly due to the bottlenecks that were still to be removed on the alternate road.

The authorities were forced to drop their plans as public representatives too voiced their resentment over the closure of this arterial stretch. With encroachments now gone, motorists were seen to be cruising without any hindrance.

The proposal to close down the road in front of the Chanchalguda jail was pending for long as the Prison Department cited security concerns. The department, on its part, also parted away with a large tract of its land for laying a new slip road running from behind the prison quarters and women’s prison.

On the other hand, the road users too seemed satisfied with the new slip road. “Though we have to travel a little extra distance we do not have issues so far as the road is in good condition here,” Syed Qasim, a travel agent and resident of Chanchalguda said.

Chanchalguda corporator Amjedullah Khan said that there were minor works like lifting of debris and pavement works to be completed and it should be completed soon.

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