Hyderabad: The city received 48 mm rain in the past 24 hours, leading to complaints of waterlogging in low-lying areas and extremely slow traffic movement. The rainfall kept the city cool at 24ºC for the second day though the high humidity meant that soggy clothes did not dry fast.
Waterlogging was noted in Mallepally, Vijaynagar Colony, Moazzam Jahi market, IDL, Balajinagar in Kukatpally, Moosapet circle, Musheerabad and RTC crossroads.
Rainwater has damaged internal roads in Madhapur, Hitec City near Care Hospital, Gachibowli and residential areas in Ranga Reddy district like Alwal and Yapral. The GHMC estimated the city had 4,000 potholes and 987 damaged patches.
Engineers inspected the main roads and compiled data from the municipal wards.
GHMC commissioner M. Dana Kishore sanctioned `50 crore for the repair of potholes. But the work was limited to laying gravel, which is a temporary measure. The gravel gets washed out in the next spell of rain.
The potholes which were filled for Bonalu festivals in the main areas of the city were completely washed away in the rain in the last 24 hours showing the shoddy work that has been carried out by the administration.
Road users are upset as they have to face the danger of travelling on damaged and slippery roads and run the risk of damaging their vehicles.
The worst-affected are the two-wheeler riders. GHMC officials claim that a contractor has been appointed to fill the potholes and that the works will be completed as soon as there is dry weather again.
Till then, motorists will have to make do with the damaged roads and gravel from the previous repairs spilled all over....