It is a nightmarish experience for those using the road
VIJAYAWADA: The incessant rain that has been lashing the city since Saturday has made the lives of people miserable, with many roads becoming unfit for driving a vehicle. Barring the arterial Mahatma Gandhi Road and Karl Marx Road, most of the link and approach roads have worn a pathetic look, with huge craters and pot holes breaking the back of vehicle users.
Poor drainage system
Waterlogged roads, coupled with poor drainage system, are worrying the pedestrians and the motorists in view of the possibility of open manholes sucking them in. “The condition of the roads was worse even before the rains. The recent lashing has only added more misery to our lives. We can’t drive vehicle comfortably for a stretch of even one kilometre. VMC authorities should take up repair works at least now,” said Challa Balaji Kumar, an executive with an advertising agency, on Monday.
It is a nightmarish experience for those using the road in front of V.P. Siddhartha Public School at Moghalrajapuram, as the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation has not yet taken up the laying of the road after the completion of underground drainage works.
The motorists are facing hardship also at Ayodhya Nagar, Governorpet and Krishnalanka, where underground drainage works are in progress.
The stretch from Sunnapubattilu Centre to Autonagar though Gurunanak Nagar Road is preferred by many vehicle users who wish to avoid traffic snarls on the busy M.G. Road. But the journey on this road has become an arduous one as potholes and craters great them especially near the ITI.
VMC Executive Engineer P. Adiseshu said work orders had already been issued and the contractors were ready to commence work on VPS Public School Road. “The sudden downpour has hampered our work plan. Work orders have been given to lay roads at Jammichettu Centre and the link road leading to V.P.S. Public School. The road from Siddhartha College towards Tikkle Road and Hotel Fortune Murali Park Road will also be completed before summer,” he explained.