The Nehru Road here is a major bottleneck for free movement of traffic and to compound the woes of commuters, its expansion is going on at a slow pace. Of late, this 20-feet wide road that links Gandhi Nagar to Rajakacheruvu, has become a headache for motorists and pedestrians alike as passing through it is proving to be a daunting task.
The road is so congested that traffic snarls and minor accidents are a common feature. It is now being widened to 40 feet to facilitate free flow of traffic but the project has hit a virtual road-block due to the issues of compensation payable to some land/house owners and the general resentment over extensive demolition that is required.
As a consequence, some local people have filed petitions in courts seeking strictures on the municipality with a fair compensation forming the crux of the issue. Removal of encroachments took a long time as the petty traders were obviously reluctant to move to a new location.
This was followed by procedural delays. It is accepted that decongestion of Nehru Road is a must if the traffic problem were to be solved once and for all but people are irked with the slow pace of works and lack of proper routes through which traffic could be diverted.
Once the road is expanded to the stipulated width (40 feet), concreting and metal work will start.