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Familiar chaos on city thoroughfares

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Commuters had to contend with much more than the rain, what with roads like these being in bad shape. A scene from the Tolichowki Brindavan colony road.— Photo: Ch. Suresh Kumar
Commuters had to contend with much more than the rain, what with roads like these being in bad shape. A scene from the Tolichowki Brindavan colony road.— Photo: Ch. Suresh Kumar

The constant drizzle, potholes and heavy traffic brought commuting in the city to a near-halt on almost all major thoroughfares on Thursday.

Vehicles were stacked bumper-to-bumper on roads from morning, causing much discomfort to citizens, even as police had a harrowing time regulating traffic.

Bad road conditions in several areas were further aggravated by silt and debris.

“[We have]…heard this so many times. This [road condition] is due to heavy rainfall. What else should one expect in [the] rainy season? Meteors? [this is] poor engineering,” Prasad, a reader commented on The Hindu ’s website.

Another reader Mohan, observed that concrete roads were the need of the hour, while Ahmed commented that bad road conditions were due to corruption in the concerned departments.

“These departments must be sued in the court of law,” he commented.

. Chandrasekhar from Marredpally complained that the road near St. Andrew’s School was in such a bad shape that it had become too risky to ride or drive. Citizens also vented their anger on The Hindu Hyderabad’s Facebook page.

R. Shanthan Reddy from Jubilee Hills Phase III pointed out that footpath on Road No. 80, Jubilee Hills (intersection of Road No. 78 and Road No. 80) was dug up by GHMC almost 10 months back was not repaired till date.

The Hindu readers vent grievances, flay authorities on social media


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