R&B officials defend the decision saying it will have a long life

Strange are the ways of Roads & Buildings Department in Guntur.

The department in the first phase has taken up laying of a CC road from Rajiv Gandhi Traffic junction to the Arundelpet RoB, a move which invited much public wrath.

The road was laid using the latest cement mixing technology with a thickness of 250 mm.

And now, another road on the other side of the divider is being laid from the Government Women's College to Guntur Municipal Corporation office.

The rationale behind laying a CC road on the top of a BT road in a reasonably good condition in comparison with other pot-hole filled roads was baffling to the man on the street, though the department defended the whopping expenditure being incurred for laying the road.

“We are using the best technology available as per the specifications. The road will have a long life,'' CC road , R & B Guntur Division, E. Satish said.

But for commuters headed towards the Hindu College junction, the long wait for completion of works is turning to be a nightmare.

The vehicles are being diverted towards Naaz Centre, where they take a right turn towards Krishna Picture Palace and join the main road at Jinnah Tower Centre.

They have to take a u-turn to join the Hindu College junction.

The road in front of the Government Women's College is jammed in peak hours due to incoming traffic from both sides.

The commuters and pedestrians are caught in a maze of traffic rush and given the narrow roads, the police are at their wits end to regulate the traffic.

The traffic turns chaotic at the Naaz Centre with vehicles hemming in from all directions. The people expect that the R & B Department works in coordination with civic and police departments to mitigate the woes of the commuters.

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