Stagnant water poses problem

October 02, 2011 12:00 am | Updated 04:04 am IST

Water stagnation on the roadsides on the L.B. Nagar to Dilsukhnagar road is giving scope for mosquito breeding. Absence of any proper channel for the discharge of rainwater from the road leads to stagnation of rainwater on the road sides.

The problem persists since the advent of this rainy season. And each time it rains the water stagnates for days at a stretch.

“Before it totally dries up, a next spell of rain adds up to the volume of water,” says Srinivasulu, a regular road user.

This recently widened road has huge mounds of mud and ups and downs. The mud flows and blocks the path of water carved out through the muddy terrain. “The nearby shopkeepers carved out a path but it gets blocked by the flow of mud,” informs a shopkeeper near Rythu Bazaar.

Stagnation of rainwater for days at a stretch converts the place into a mosquito breeding ground. One can easily see abundance of these creatures in the water with naked eye.

The most affected due to presence of these spots are the motorist. As the evening descends, swarms of mosquitoes hover on the road posing difficulties for them. “All of a sudden they enter into the eyes. In such situations we face a risk of fatal accident,” P. Tulsidas, a marketing executive.

“On one or two occasions I have seen two wheeler riders suddenly slowing down on the road and rubbing their eyes. Luckily, there was no vehicle tailing them,” informs an auto driver who is regular on the road.

Stagnation of rainwater on road sides is not taken seriously by the authorities, though its consequences can turn up as fatal. More than a health hazard, like in these cases it is leads to human safety concerns. “It could be a small issue but considering its impact it should also be prioritised,” suggests Shaik Azmath, a resident of L.B.nagar.

This stretch of road had been widened long ago. But delay in laying proper roads on the widened portions of the road and shifting poles makes the exercise futile. The sooner the authorities finish the task the problems of water stagnation and flying dust will end. And the motorists will be able to use a wide stretch of road.

“Ones it gains its desired shape, there will be no traffic issues also,” points out a regular road user.


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