Rains are back and so are the worries of residents living in different colonies on the city fringes. Potholes with yawning gaps greet them soon as they step out of their houses and when they hit the main roads it is bumpy ride most of the way.
Be it residential colonies in Kapra, Serilingampally, Nizampet or Uppal, situation remains the same. Vexed with driving on the caved-in roads, many residents are taking detours to reach their workplaces.
Flying dust, water stagnation and potholes on the roads are making it tough for motorists to drive in such poor conditions. Recently two auto-rickshaws got stuck in a wide pothole that was filled with rain water at KPHB Bus stop on Kukatpally main road, says V. Venkateswara Rao, a resident.
After repeated complaints, authorities took up some patchworks on the JNTU-Nizampet Village main road. After the recent rains, the road conditions have turned from bad to worse in the Brundavan Colony, Nandamuri Nagar and other colonies. Residents are vexed with bumpy rides on these roads, says K.N.B.Prasad, a resident of Nizampet.
Apart from bad roads, it is the delay in re-carpeting them that is causing inconvenience to residents. After digging up roads for laying pipeline and cables the civic bodies are taking their own time to re-carpet them. Chandanagar and Taranagar roads are high traffic zones.
Since one year authorities are laying pipelines on these stretches and yet the works remain incomplete. At a few locations, they took up minor repair works but still majority of road portion is yet to be re-carpeted and as a result residents are forced to take detours, adds R.P. Dubey, Secretary (west) of the United Federation of Residential Colony Welfare Associations.
The plight of residents in Saketh Colony at Kapra is even worse. “It is a low level area and all the overflowing rain and drain water from Kapra stagnate in our colony. During every rainy season, roads in the locality get worn out and despite repeated complaints the GHMC authorities are not bothered to lay cement roads,” laments G. Srinivasa Rao, a resident of Saketh Colony.
Roads in the neighbouring colonies such as G.R.Reddy Nagar, Dammaiguda, and Bhavani Nagar are also in a poor condition. High time authorities take up repairs.