The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has taken an impressive decision to laud the efforts of frontline workers during the pandemic. The junction at Vivekananda Nagar in Kukatpally will help reduce the traffic snarls while reminding the citizens of the immense contribution of frontline workers during COVID times.
GHMC has put up statues of a police officer, doctor, and sanitation worker at the junction, and signage has been erected with a caption. The signage describes the three different professions with meaningful observations. While the doctor is described as ‘preminche manasu’ (loving heart), the police officer as ‘spandinche hrudayam’ (heart that beats for others), the sanitation worker is shown as ‘pani chesey chethulu’ (hands that work hard).
The newly done-up junction is already grabbing the attention of locals and passers-by at Vivekananda Nagar Colony. Many feel that the inclusion of the sanitation worker showing them with a broom in hand was a timely decision given the services they rendered during the pandemic.
Apart from the statues, the board in front of the junction reads ‘a salute to the frontline corona warriors’ written on it. The junction has turned lively with the well-lit-up space, and many people could be seen taking pictures and selfies in front of it.
The junction has also reduced traffic jams significantly by reducing the crossing of the ever-busy road easy for pedestrians. Newly demarcated u-turns have resulted in motorists turning their vehicles at the right places instead of crossing the highway haphazardly.