Hyderabad: A fortnight after the underpass at Ayyappa Society Junction was thrown open for public, the road lacks proper signage and remains a little underutilised as of now. The underpass was built to ease traffic congestion.
According to the traffic officials, the underpass is not being used to its full capacity probably due to ongoing festivals and holidays. “Traffic flow in the underpass was satisfactory till the start of holidays but has dipped currently. A lot of people are also unaware of the new underpass facility because of poor signage on the roads leading to it” said Cyberabad traffic DCP A.R. Srinivas.
The waiting time for commuters at HiTec City signal will reduce considerably once the underpass starts getting used to its capacity. Close to 9,000 vehicles pass through Ayyappa Society Junction every hour currently.
Traffic officials have put up temporary flexis to guide people and have asked the GHMC to put up permanent signage. In response, a GHMC official said we will certainly put up signage if a request comes in.
The underpass at Ayyappa Society in Madhapur was the first project taken up under Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) of the government. It was inaugurated by the municipal administration and urban development minister K.T. Rama Rao on January 3.