With rain leaving the city roads battered, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) swung into action on Sunday, attending to complaints connected to potholes in different zones in its jurisdiction. By around 7.30 pm, GHMC officials said over 2,000 potholes had been filled.
Officials pressed into service a jetpatcher to fill potholes in the Serilingampally area.
According to GHMC Executive Engineer Chinna Reddy, over 40 potholes were filled in a short span on the stretch near the National Investigation Agency office.
In other localities such as Kapra and Saroor Nagar, under the L.B. Nagar Zone, officials said there were 402 potholes. Of those, over half – 248 – were filled. Similarly, the rain-ravaged roads in areas such as Falaknuma, Chandrayangutta and Malakpet, under the Charminar Zone, were riddled with 832 potholes of which only 254 were filled.
The GHMC stated that its monsoon emergency teams are engaged in filling potholes on a war footing since Friday night. Mayor Bonthu Ram Mohan and GHMC Commissioner M. Dana Kishore issued directions to the officials to remain alert as the city may continue to witness rain.
Residents took to Twitter to bring to the attention of officials the poor conditions of city roads. They alleged that with every monsoon, the state of roads goes from bad to worse and urged the GHMC to take steps to remedy the situation by addressing the root of the problem.