Commuters face a hard time as rain floods dug up roads

Commuters face a hard time as rain floods dug up roads

A thoughtful and decisive government has helped Hyderabad reach new heights in terms of infrastructure development. New policies are being implemented by the government in order to make Hyderabad a world-class city in every aspect of life. With the construction of new bridges, commuters have had issues during rainstorms. Following a single bout of rain on Monday, commuting on city roads that are under construction has become a risky proposition for commuters. Among the damaged roads was the road leading to Kondapur from Hi-Tec City, which abuts a flyover that is currently being built.

Commuters were seen on Tuesday morning attempting to navigate their way out of a narrow road with multiple potholes brimming with rainwater. “Now that it has rained, the entire stretch, which was already narrow because of the construction work, is even more unsteady and prone to accidents." Security guard P Gopal, stationed outside a nearby apartment complex, said, "We've seen two-wheeler riders put their lives in danger by trying to navigate potholes filled with murky water."

While one GHMC official stated that monsoon emergency teams are constantly working to identify and repair damaged roads, Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi recently stated, “Stretches that have been damaged due to incessant rains would be repaired once dry weather prevails... It is not possible to carry out restoration work while it is raining.”

Mohammad Fasiuddin, who shared a video of a sludge-filled road, said, "Heavy rain wrecked roads in Hyderabad, turning commuting into a nightmare." Stretches near construction sites were particularly hard to hit.” It has been observed that people with access to social media have been diligent in updating the situation.