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Updated: April 5, 2012 14:20 IST

Wedge in road troubles two-wheeler riders

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Uneven road from Rama Talkies to RTC Complex creating hardship to road-users, mainly two-wheeler riders, in Visakhapatnam. Photo: K.R. Deepak
The Hindu Uneven road from Rama Talkies to RTC Complex creating hardship to road-users, mainly two-wheeler riders, in Visakhapatnam. Photo: K.R. Deepak

Work on roads going on for years now in the city is testing the patience of citizens in general and road-users in particular.

The diversions one has to take to reach the RTC bus station either from Dwarakanagar side or Asilmetta or Siripuram side via Sampat Vinayaka temple road have been quite tedious. Now with the service roads and sub-way completed the problems have somewhat eased.

But the traffic in the sub-way is to be monitored as people do not appear to be familiar to its use. The road leading out of it and to Rama Talkies is not properly aligned.

The road is wide because it is part of the Bus Rapid Transit System corridor. But the two parts of the road after widening have not been joined. The wedge between the roads is a trap for the unsuspecting two-wheeler rider.

Since the remaining part of the road is good, one drives with a degree of comfort. But the moment he slips into the gap between the disjointed roads, it jolts him.

While the slipping into the gap itself is quite unnerving, pillion riders also face the risk of falling.

Climbing back onto the road is to be manoeuvred skilfully. Otherwise, the motorcyclist's nightmare- skidding- is a shocking reality.

“Why the roads are not levelled after so much of work and hardship to people?” asks a vexed youth.

Perhaps people have to brave such odds until the BRTS is in place.

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from:  K.S.Ramachandran
Posted on: Apr 5, 2012 at 15:24 IST
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