Bad roads: Pragathi Nagar folks urge KTR for 'Street Circuit Race'
Residents are suffering from back pain, neck pain, spinal pain, spondylitis and other ailments as a result of driving on pothole-filled roads.
HYDERABAD: The stretch connecting the main road with Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH) is allegedly the one that Nizampet Municipality has neglected the most, according to residents of Pragathi Nagar.
Residents of Pragathi Nagar are suffering from back pain, neck pain, spinal pain, spondylitis, slip disk, back pain and other ailments as a result of driving on pothole-filled roads.
Residents have been complaining about the hazardous roads for more than 45 days but they have not received any respite from them and they still have to drive on them every day.
Sai Teja, a Pragathi Nagar resident who commuted via this route on a regular basis, commented, "Pragati Nagar is the most neglected neighbourhood in the Nizampet municipality. We have regular problems with bad roads but the authorities don't seem to be doing anything about it, so the public suffers, causing traffic jams and giving me back pain. Despite the fact that the Director of Municipal Administration has directed him to address this matter, the Municipal Commissioner is not even attempting to resolve it."
Srinivas Bellam, another resident of Pragathi Nagar said, "It's been more than three weeks since we lodged the complaint but nothing has been done so far. Not only roads but streetlights in our colonies are also in poor condition. Every couple of days there's some digging to repair the line and breaking the newly laid roads."
He sought to compare the road in their locality to the freshly laid Necklace Road to facilitate the Indian Racing League (IRL) event. "In reality, having good roads ought to be a requirement. I would want Minister K T Rama Rao to get a street circuit to Pragathi Nagar so that our communities' basic infrastructure would also be improved. I would request KTR to conduct the next street circuit race in Pragathi Nagar as well."
When contacted, Nizampet Municipal Commissioner B Vamshi Krishna denied all allegations and stated that road repair work had already begun in the Pragati Nagar area.