Hyderabad – The city with an image of a global IT hub, has been away from taking a beating because of pothole-ridden roads all thanks to Ivanka Trump’s visit to the city. A part of city’s roads have been repaired and made smoother during the GES 2017. However, not everyone is happy with this outcome. A lot of people from other parts of the city have been complaining about bad roads and trouble caused due to them. They even held placards requesting Ivanka to visit their areas – satirically asking the government to repair their roads. To tackle this criticism, and at the same time, win the citizens’ hearts, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to repair all the damaged roads in the city at the earliest.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has been spending Rs 250 crore annually on roads. However, their condition would not change until scientific methods like restructuring, recycling and re-carpeting are put to use. The current roads cause vibrations and pose a threat to the commuters.
With a budget of Rs 454 crores, GHMC has decided to repair and re-carpet roads and complete these works by March 31. To begin with, works will commence on major roads, followed by internal and arterial stretches. However, considering the traffic inconvenience – the traffic police permitted contractors to take up the works only during late hours – 12am to 5am.
Few interactive sessions involving professors from IIT, BITS, JNTU, Osmania University and Administrative Staff College of India were held for innovative methods and holistic approach for maintenance of roads and drains. As a result, the repair works will be following a procedure – Firstly, damaged roads will be repaired, followed by high-density traffic roads and preventive maintenance roads.
The municipal corporations appealed to the citizens to cooperate with officials during road laying works as some traffic restrictions could be imposed for taking up the work. If everything goes well, Hyderabad city will be having smooth roads by the first quarter of 2018.
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