It's virtual chaos at Monappa Island

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On the wrong side: Motorists taking a turn under Greenlands flyover.
On the wrong side: Motorists taking a turn under Greenlands flyover.

Staff Reporter

Motorists flout rules by taking the wrong direction

Mall, restaurant, pub owners to face action if they make customers park vehicles on main road

Concrete blocks removed temporarily to study traffic flow and are to be put in place soon

HYDERABAD: The experimental expansion of Monappa Island in Somajiguda taken up by GHMC is leaving road users perplexed with motorists creating traffic hurdles by travelling in wrong direction to proceed towards Raj Bhavan.

Municipal engineers planned to make the rotary bigger to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

They removed cement concrete blocks before the rotary to pave way for those coming from Greenlands flyover to take a ‘U' turn towards Paryatak Bhavan.

Many errant motorists, especially of two-wheelers, are taking advantage of the open space created before the rotary and crossing road from nearby petrol pump to proceed towards Raj Bhavan. “Vehicle owners wait for a few seconds near petrol pump and zoom between the gaps ignoring the safety of those coming from Raj Bhavan towards Begumpet,” road users complained.

After construction of Punjagutta ‘Y' and Greenlands flyovers, traffic flow on Begumpet-Somajiguda-Punjagutta stretch became smoother. Presently, vehicles coming from Punjagutta ‘Y' flyover have to take ‘U' turn near Paryatak Bhavan to reach Raj Bhavan.

Those wishing to go back to Punjagutta can take ‘U' turn near Monappa Island. Vehicles coming from Greenlands flyover can take ‘U' turn before the rotary towards Paryatak Bhavan. A similar initiative taken few months ago to study the traffic flow led to chaos forcing them to withdraw their plans. But lessons apparently have not been learnt as the same mistake is being repeated again.

Traffic police warning

ACP (Traffic) B. Kamalakar Reddy said concrete blocks were removed temporarily to study traffic flow. “It will be restored within a few days,” he added. Traffic police have also warned owners of malls, restaurants, pubs and even hospitals of stern action if they continue to make their customers park vehicles on the main road.



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