Hyderabad: Pothole-filled Vattepally road torments motorists

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Local corporator Shireen Fatima said a plan to lay ‘crumb rubber modified bitumen’ on the road, costing Rs 3.5 crore, had been finalised.

Motorists have to make their way on the uneven crater dotted and potholes filled road where driving is a back breaking exercise.

Hyderabad: Deep potholes on the Vattepally road has made driving a risky task in the Old City. The road between Engine Bowli and Vattepally Nice Hotel was dug up for laying of drinking water pipelines. The works were completed a year ago but officials have not relaid the road.

Motorists have to make their way on the uneven crater-dotted and potholes filled road where driving is a back breaking exercise.

On any day, thousands of vehicles ply on the road connecting colonies in Vattepally, Mustafanagar, Fatimanagar with the arterial Falaknuma Charminar road.

“It is not a road. It is just a big trench filled path. Driving on the stretch is a nightmarish experience,” said Mr Abdul Mujeeb Khan, an advocate from Vattepally.

According to local residents, the three-kilometre stretch from Engine Bowli to Nice Hotel was dug up about a year and a half ago. “Since then the authorities just did some patch work. Over a period of time, the road surface started eroding, leaving it in a bad state,” said Bangladesh Galli resident Younus Khan.

Asked about the road, a GHMC official blamed the Water Board for the mess.

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