You could define the Habsiguda Street No. 8 as a more of a road that a small street as it serves a connecting road to the thickly populated colonies, a road full of commercial establishments and a short cut to reach the Ramanthapur road from the Tarnaka side.
Come evening and you will find this to be an inadequately lit stretch.
The portion of the road from the Tarnaka road up till near the State Bank has old street lighting system that fails to adequately light up the road, even as the high street lights that form part of the ultra modern lightning system dot the remaining stretch from the bank up till the Ramanthapur road.
“The old streetlights are affixed on the electricity poles and fail to properly light up the stretch. They leave a few dark spots on the road,” says Aashutosh, an employee with the APSRTC.
“The road is completely illuminated until the shops are open, after the shops are closed, it rakes in problems for the road users. The problem is more acute in the rainy season when road develop potholes,” says Pramod, a local resident.
The road has many small junctions but mini mast lights are a rarity on the stretch. “The junctions should be more illuminated but it is otherwise here. One has to carefully take a turn into any lane. Identifying an oncoming vehicle turns a difficult task,” says another local resident.
“The authorities should survey the area and take remedial measure before the onset of the monsoon,” says a local resident.
Asif Yar Khan