Cruising along the flyovers that have today become part of the city's urbanscape, there is one thorn the city's motorists are learning to cope with.
If the city's teeming vehicular traffic is one irritant, lack of reflectors on dividers and concrete barriers on the flyovers is infuriating commuters no end. While they have primarily been put up to better streamline vehicular traffic, they, in turn, have become a bane.
Owing to the lack of reflectors on the dividers and concrete barriers, motorists are facing difficulties making out the outer contours of the dividers, especially during night time. The CTO flyover, Patny flyover, Begumpet Airport flyover, Greenlands flyover, Masab Tank flyover, Banjara Hills Road No.1, Krishna Nagar, Mettuguda among several other places in the city are giving motorists nightmares.
“I had a near miss the other day,” says K. Ugesh, working with a construction firm in the city. He and his friend were going to Srinagar Colony on a motorbike, when they failed to notice the footpath between the new flyover and the existing bridge.
“The last time we travelled on the route, there were blinking reflectors indicating the presence of a structure there. It was only in the last minute we saw the footpath,” says his friend P. Srikant. “We escaped hitting the footpath in the nick of time.”
“It will help us identify the structures if authorities put up reflectors on the barricades,” says Vijay Chandra, who works with an insurance firm. “We will know there is something there and we can be more careful.”
High time authorities reflect on the reflectors.