November 28, 2022

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Commuters are in for a harrowing time as work on the nala at Rasoolpura is prone to go on for 2 extra months. — Picture: Anand Dharmana

Hyderabad: Travelling on the essential Sardar Patel Highway, or from anyplace in Secunderabad in the direction of the Begumpet aspect, has been nothing lower than torture lately because of visitors restrictions imposed on account of the Picket Nala work at Rasoolpura, which has been dragging on for over 70 days.

And now, the Larger Hyderabad Municipal Company officers say the work on the Karachi Bakery aspect may take one other 15 days. Nonetheless, commuting woes on the stretch may not finish with that, as a result of the second part of the work on the opposite aspect of the nala, on the alternative aspect of Karachi Bakery, will take one other 45 days as soon as it begins.

The GHMC took up transforming of the bridge on the Picket Nala as a part of the Strategic Nala Improvement Programme (SNDP), which goals at revamping the stormwater drain community within the metropolis.

As soon as the work on the Karachi Bakery aspect is accomplished, officers say flooding points in low-lying areas of Patny Colony, elements of Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) space close to Jubilee Bus Station and Balamrai will likely be solved.

“The remodelling of the bridge has been accomplished and curing of the construction is underway,” mentioned Kishan Rao, GHMC Superintendent Engineer, SNDP, including that work on the opposite aspect of the nala was but to begin because the Visitors Police have been but to offer highway closure permission.

The Visitors Police, nevertheless, have their very own causes, one among which is the sluggish tempo at which the present works are progressing. “We’ll evaluate the request for the second part of works solely after the monsoon is over. The highway witnesses heavy visitors and with rains, there may be water-logging on the choice routes. It’s going to end in extra visitors snarls all through the day,” a senior Hyderabad Visitors Police official mentioned, including that GHMC had begun the work within the third week of April. “They requested us to inform visitors restrictions for 45 days. It’s virtually 75 days now and the works are nonetheless occurring,” he mentioned.

The visitors police, aside from notifying the diversions, had additionally posted extra males to streamline visitors. Nonetheless, there are nonetheless common visitors slowdowns on the stretch, with crossing the Paradise sign taking greater than half an hour throughout peak hours.

“We have been knowledgeable that whereas excavating the earth for reworking, they discovered a number of cables and pipelines. The departments involved have been knowledgeable and so they needed to shift these, thus resulting in a delay,” the official mentioned.

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