WARANGAL: Several damaged roads in the city which were previously approved for relaying were left pending and are causing severe inconvenience to the motorists.
Rains have further damaged the roads making it a nightmare to travel on these roads.
The road connecting New Shayampet with Hanamkonda bus station is a back breaking affair as the road is pothole ridden and parts of it is completely washed away.
A section of road in front of the historic Padmakshi temple tests the skills of two wheeler riders as they try to find a good spot to move ahead. When it rains, the place is completely flooded and one does not know where the potholes are. They have to take a perilous route over the edge balancing to avoid falling into the drainage.
The road was approved to be developed under the Chief Minister’s special funds and IT minister KT Rama Rao himself had laid the foundation for the works back in 2017. Apart from being an inconvenience to road users, the residents of the locality complain of the pollution it causes due to the dust.
Similarly, the relaying of Balasamudram road remains a non starter even after approval and the bus station road is simply unbearable. Some citizens even named it as ‘the massage road’ as that is the experience it gives the riders.
“All these roads were approved to be laid but are delayed because of lack of funds. No contractor is coming forward to take up the project as they fear their bills will not be paid. Already they have bills from previous works pending,” said Youth Congress leader and president of Youth for Swachh Warangal, Thota Pavan.
He pointed out that no standards are followed while laying the roads in the city as one can see the newly laid roads getting damaged within few weeks. “No newly laid road in the city lasts more than a year or two. This proves how the government is wasting the public money,” he said....