Even after rain ceases, roads remain inundated for hours leaving vehicles in deep water
For the city IT workforce, which predominantly operates out of Hi-Tec City area, monsoon instead of bringing in cheer has landed them in gloom.
As the rains announced its arrival by lashing the city for two days, the entire area comprising Madhapur-Kondapur belt ended up water logged giving extremely uncomfortable time for the road-users.
Even after the rains ceased, the roads remained inundated for hours with two-wheelers and four-wheelers getting stranded in a couple of feet deep water. Lack of proper planning and infrastructure to flush out the rainwater clearly exposed chinks in the much showcased part of the city as thousands got stranded with their vehicles for hours.
“It took me more than 45 minutes to just cross the junction at NAC junction. Vehicles were stranded in front of the Tanla office complex and inched further bumper to bumper,” said Amit Kumar, an IT professional.
Ch. Kavita had a similar experience while travelling from Kavuri Hills towards Hafeezpet. “Every entry and exit point to Madhapur was blocked with traffic jams resulting from water logging. We felt as if we were marooned,” she recalled.
Worse was the situation on the spinal road, connecting Madhapur with JNTU, at the small duct below railway tracks near MMTS station. With the road over bridge taken up by Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) not ready yet, vehicles got piled up on either side for a long time.
“I even a saw couple of cars and a few two-wheelers floating in the water,” said Sameer, another IT professional who spent nearly two hours to reach Malaysian Township from Cyber Towers point. Similar was the situation further down at Serilingampally railway gate where vehicles took more than two hours to cover a distance of just a km and reach the colonies.
While the gate on one side of the Serilingampally station had two-wheelers and four-wheelers landing in a jam and crawling, it was no better at the rail over bridge point on the other side.