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Wedding bells: Life begins in the fast lane

Staff Reporter
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Valentine’s Day, RTC buses, Metro works add to the woes

Choc-a-bloc:A large number of weddings in the city forced vehicles to go at a snail’s pace in Begumpet on Thursday. --Photo: By Arrangement
Choc-a-bloc:A large number of weddings in the city forced vehicles to go at a snail’s pace in Begumpet on Thursday. --Photo: By Arrangement

Traffic snarls continued for the second successive day in the twin cities as the ongoing marriage season peaked on Thursday. With a combination of the Valentine’s Day celebrations and marriages all over, most roads packed to capacity as vehicles moved in and out of the numerous hotels, function palaces and other venues.

With most marriage halls located on the far ends of the capital, roads leading to these areas witnessed heavy concentration of vehicles. These areas include Champapet, Uppal, Nagole, Secunderabad Cantonment, Mehdipatnam, Retibowli, Dilsukhnagar and also a few localities around Madhapur.

Adding to the congestion was VIP movement in these areas as several bigwigs from the Chief Minister to the senior officials criss-crossed the city blessing the newly-weds.

“Being a normal working day, the traffic flow will be usually heavy on Thursday. Apart from this, the combination of the Valentine Day and the large number of marriages being performed has increased the traffic volume,” a senior police official said.

Rise in number of buses

Special RTC buses coming from districts along with many private carriers also contributed their share in increasing the burden of already creaking road infrastructure thus aggravating the problems of the city motorists.

People have also been facing the slow movement of vehicles or traffic jams on the metro rail corridors where the construction of piers is in full-swing as in Nagole, Miyapur, Begumpet and other sites.


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