HYDERABAD: The road that is under construction near Paradise circle for over 18 days now has created major difficulties for residents from the area and all passers-by on the arterial road.
Not only have the residents complained of extreme noise pollution but also that they have to wait for up to 25 minutes because the traffic often stands still.
They are seeking that the traffic police regulate the flow of vehicles as the road is so narrow that one car can fit at a time.
Local residents and shopkeepers said, “We understand that a road is coming up. However, we notice that the workers hardly work for two to four hours, which is delaying its completion.”
While some voluntarily tried to control traffic, many commuters started picking up fights and even assaulted the Good Samaritans. While many shops face difficulties in running their business, the gainers have tea stalls and food hawkers, whose volume of business has increased considerably.
WHAT THEY SAID:
Deccan Chronicle spoke to local residents and shopkeepers.
Suryakanth Paresh, 62, resident
There is hardly any space to walk because of the traffic. We are facing a lot of difficulties. It is very risky to even make a turn because of the stones and mud on the road.
Lala Bhai, 57, businessman
First it was the overflowing nala problem, now it is the road construction that is giving us a headache. I tried to regulate traffic for a couple of days when I noticed that ambulances were stuck for over 20 minutes. There is no police person around.
Anwar Ahmed, 34, technician
It takes me 30 minutes to go to the nearby shop because of the traffic. The government should at least make the road one-way. I see at least 4-5 ambulances getting stuck for minutes together.
Ramesh D., 32, mobile shop manager
I have stopped getting my vehicle as there is no parking space. Accidents are happening every day while many bikers skid and fall as all are always in a hurry. Unfortunately, no one wishes to wait or cooperate.
Vipin Jain, 32, MNC employee
I tried to regulate the traffic but people began quarrelling with me and even hit me. I come here to hang out with my friends but I cannot see people suffer in this traffic. The government has been lethargic and oblivious of our hardships.
Sai Santosh, 28, runs photocopying unit
Nearly 50 per cent of my customers have stopped coming to my shop as there is no parking place for even a single vehicle. I urge the government to at least appoint someone to control the traffic here so that vehicles can move easily.