Messed up! Metro work debris troubles commuters

HYDERABAD: Though Metro Rail project moves forward with a moderate pace, removal of debris continue to give commuters a tough time every day.

Be it the debris of the flyover at Tolichowki X roads, debris from Sultan Bazaar to Badi Chowdi or the scrap at Erragada ESI, tonnes of debris are yet to be cleared.

Commuters face the same situation at Somajiguda stretch as well where road widening is still underway.

Not to forget the Ameerpet road near Big Bazaar, where debris is still lying on the roadside.

Though only Sultan Bazaar to Badichowdi stretch is undergoing road widening work, but the work is half completed due to pending acquisition.

The delay in acquisitions has not only kept traders from shifting to the rehabilitation complex but has also delayed road repair work further.

“This stretch of road at Badi Chowdi has been damaged for more than eight months now and authorities have told us they won’t lay roads before the entire work is completed. When all shopke epers have voluntarily given their consent for dismantling, then why are authorities so slow ? We are forced to put up with the shabby condition of roads here,” said Bismillah Khan, a trader.