Long commute gets longer as uprooted tree blocks Secunderabad Cant road

By Ashish Bhosale  Published on  30 Jun 2020 2:04 PM GMT
Long commute gets longer as uprooted tree blocks Secunderabad Cant road

Hyderabad: A huge tree that was uprooted three days ago, on Saturday night, in the Secunderabad Cantonment area has blocked the only road to Ram Krishnapuram road, resulting in inconvenience to the commuters, residents. It is also an important road that leads to the military hospital and the Tirumalgiri crossroads, which is the primary connecting road to Secunderabad.

Heavy winds witnessed during the recent showers, brought down the tree on the Cant road. “The tree has been there for the past three days, blocking the only road to reach Ram Krishnapuram. All other roads are closed off during the peak hours and are open only after 8:30 a.m. Vehicles going towards RK Puram have to take a detour. But when people reach here they see that the road is blocked and again they have to take a long u-turn and go back,” said Chandrashekar, a resident of the cantonment area.

Earlier this month, even after a directive from the defense ministry stating that all civilian roads should be kept open, the local military authorities had blocked at least 10 roads causing inconvenience to commuters and local residents. Nearly 3.5 lakh people use this road every day to commute to work.

“No official takes up the responsibility to do anything. People have to fight for their rights. It was already a narrow road and now there a fallen tree is blocking it. Imagine the inconvenience it is causing to the people of this area. The other 10 roads have already been blocked even after orders from the government,” added Venkataramana, a resident of Tirumalgiri

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