Residents’ woes multiply as temporary road gets washed away
Work on the bridge across the Budameru canal remains incomplete due to shortage of sand. With the city experiencing rain, thanks to the monsoon turning active, the temporary road laid to connect Rajarajeswaripeta with Singhnagar has been washed away. As a result, pedestrians as well as motorists are facing hardship.
The Irrigation Department has completed some spans of the bridge and piles for the remaining are being laid.
The temporary arrangement made by the contractor for pedestrians to cross the Budameru is very weak.
As a result, buses and autorickshaws, which are the chief modes of transport for a large number of working population, have to traverse at least 4 km additionally.
Efforts are being made to provide a temporary bridge closer to the place of construction.
It, however, may take a day or two.
From Rajarajeswaripeta, people have to take Yerrakatta Road to Prabhas College and go via Cement Factory Road to Ayodhya Nagar to climb on to the flyover by crossing the Budameru Bridge and then reach the point on the other end of the bridge under construction.
Though funds were sufficient, but with the onset of monsoon, works slowed down due to non-availability of clear working space in Budameru. Adding to the problem, shortage of sand has become acute in the season. Rajarajeswaripeta is thickly populated and this colony was constructed to rehabilitate slum-dwellers from various parts of the city long ago.