Hyderabad: Despite the outcry from the public, political parties and others, the Army imposed traffic restrictions on civilian traffic on roads passing through the Army Ordinance Centre campus from Tuesday night.
The narrow main roads of Trimulgherry junction were choked on Tuesday night following the traffic restrictions on the AOC stretch. The traffic jams started from Kharkhana police station and extended till the Trimulgherry junction while on the other side it reached the Lal Bazaar bus stop. On the adjacent side the road was packed till the R.K Puram flyover.
Most motorists were not aware of the restrictions announced by the Army and had travelled all the way to AOC, and then had to take a long detour to get to Trimulgherry junction.
Mr Anand Baba, a resident of Radhika Colony said, “On Tuesday night, when I took the West Marredpally road, I saw a drop gate in front of the Stop and Go bakery; it was past 10 pm and the Army soldier asked me to turn back. I took the shortcut from Ghanshyam Supermarket outlet to get to the Karkhana Road. Even the shortcut to Karkhana main road was crowded, and it took me 25 minutes to reach the Trimulgherry junction, which usually takes just 10 minutes during the late hours.
It was the same scenario at Tukaram Gate and Mettuguda junction. The Tukaram Gate road is extremely narrow, damaged and not designed to take heavy traffic. During working hours, the traffic is crippled at Trimulgherry, and adding to the misery are the trucks heading from Karimnagar highway through Alwal.
The same was the situation for cars and other four wheelers coming from the Karkhana side and going towards Bowenpally market due to the narrow road before the Maruti showroom.