ADILABAD: The low-level bridges and delay in completion of the construction of high-level bridges are affecting road connectivity and posing a life threat to the people especially during the monsoon to people in many interior areas in old Adilabad district.
People are unable to cross the streams and rivulets and are getting stranded in the rising waters. People in emergencies are not able to reach nearby towns or hospitals either.
During the monsoons, the low lying bridges are of little use with flood waters flowing over them at various places causing inconvenience to the people and commuters.
Meanwhile, the state government is constructing high-level bridges replacing the low lying bridges at some places but there is a huge delay in the completion of the bridges.
One such bridge is at Gadiguda and delay in its completion has become a major problem to the people of many surrounding villages. The bridge at Sanghvi village in Gadiguda mandal has been under construction for many years. There is a huge delay in the completion of a bridge at Narsapur (J) in Dhanthanpalli on the way towards Mancherial, too.
There is also a huge delay in the construction of the high-level bridge at Shankarguda in Indravelli mandal.
A high-level bridge is also needed at Thosham in Gudihathnoor mandal.
Construction of high-level bridges are also much needed at Thukkuguda and Vankathumma villages in Utnoor mandal. There is an urgent need to construct many high level bridges at various places replacing the low lying bridges in the old Adilabad district.
On the other hand, people are alleging that the construction works of roads and bridges laid under ‘Pradanmantri Grameen Sadak Yojana’ is substandard and already the road laid between Kukuda to Ambagattu villages in Bejjur mandal and the bridge has developed deep cracks.
And this just within three months after completion of the construction works.
Meanwhile, the high-level bridge constructed on Erravagu at Girivelli in Dahegoam mandal is still not completed even after 14 years and work is going on at a snail’s pace in Kumarambheem Asifabad district....