Ahead of the monsoon season, GHMC is busy re-laying roads. But then, some agencies like the HMWS&SB and private agencies are notoriously famous for digging up the freshly-laid roads for underground pipeline repairs and other reasons. The corporation had finally decided enough is enough and is going legal on such agencies.
The corporation is in consultation with the government about this. The civic body, which has embarked on the Comprehensive Road Maintenance Project (CRMP), is re-topping 709.49 kilometers of roads in Hyderabad. However, the efforts are squandered by rampant road cuttings in bylanes of Baghlingampally, Tarnaka, Mettuguda, Himayatnagar, Secunderabad, Quthbullapur, King Koti, and Chikkadpally among others.
The HMWS&SB has also dug the main roads on Borabanda, Erragadda, Uppal, Nagole, and others and did not restore them. The agencies take permissions for small stretches and go for road-cuttings as per their whims and fancies. For an instance, permissions have been obtained this season only for 53.63 km of road cutting. But only HMWS&SB officials however have dug up 150 km length of newly-laid roads in various parts of the city and have not re-topped them.