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Official apathy: The road near Panchsheel hotel at Hasmathpet is ridden with potholes
Official apathy: The road near Panchsheel hotel at Hasmathpet is ridden with potholes

A small portion of the road near the Panchsheel Bakery, Hasmathpet is giving jitters to road users. The eroded road surface with a few potholes spread around gives a back breaking ride to the motorists.

The road stretch offers an uncomfortable ride to scores of motorists who ply through the road that connects the Bowenpally with the scores of colonies in Hasmathpet, a heavy flow of traffic, particularly two wheelers and cars pass through the stretch.

The bad road conditions are said to be existing for the past many months and have further worsened in the recent times owing to the lethargic attitude of the authorities in taking up necessary repairs.

“The road condition has turned worse, earlier it was limited to small potholes but now they have turned wider and deeper,” says K. Srikanth, a regular road user and a resident of Bank colony.

“It is a small motorist's unfriendly stretch, a little initiative and material can make it otherwise but repairs remain elusive,” says Gowtham, an employee at a private firm.

The authorities in the past had dumped small amounts of the bitumen but the exercise had hardly solved the problem, say the locals.

“The dumped bitumen did not get properly compressed and in a weeks time the potholes were visible,” says a local shopkeeper.

The regular road users want the authorities to take up permanent repairs of the damaged road.

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