Road repairs add to traffic chaos in city

GHMC takes up pothole filling

October 14, 2017 10:59 pm | Updated 11:01 pm IST - HYDERABAD

Traffic was brought to a crawling halt in many parts of the city Saturday afternoon, as GHMC took up pothole filling works.

Commute through Secunderabad was hit due to patchwork on S.P. Road. Vehicles were stranded on S.P. Road flyover, leading to a jam stretching beyond St. John’s Church junction. As denizens attempted to use alternate routes by veering towards R.P. Road, M.G. Road, Sindhi Colony and Minister Road, these areas got choked.

A senior traffic police officer told The Hindu that GHMC had taken up pothole filling on the stretch. “As it was a Second Saturday and the flow of vehicles was expected to be less than weekdays, pothole filling exercise was taken up. But we have realised that sometimes vehicular flow is unpredictable and can be much higher than expected.”


Traffic movement in western parts of the city was also hit. Commuters driving towards city centre from Gachibowli and Hi-Tech City complained of logjams in Shaikpet, Film Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Banjara Hills and Khairatabad.

Relief from traffic jams proved elusive even after vehicles reached Punjagutta-Begumpet stretch. Vehicles of people visiting jewellery stores, ahead of Dhanteras, on the stretch were blamed for slow traffic movement in the area.

The GHMC informed it had taken up filling of 890 potholes and 400 patches on Saturday.

It also informed ₹ 77.7 crore worth of road repairs across the city will be undertaken after rains recede.

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