On Saturday, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Special Officer Somesh Kumar and senior officials of other departments inspected the areas that are going to close for the use of public from January 1, and searched for the alternative routes.
Sujatha the Secunderabad Cantonment Board CEO, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Jithender and In-charge Collector Sanjeevaiah also concur in the probe. Somesh Kumar said the purpose of visit was to settle the problems likely to be faced by the people after the closure of roads. However, he said the alternative available routes were not sufficient to take the load of traffic density and they would escalate the traffic tumult.
For providing alternative roads, the Special Officer sought about 60ft. to 100ft. area from the compound wall of Cantonment area depending upon the density of the traffic. Further, he said it would take at least 18 months for laying roads from the date of handing over the place by the Army.
The suggested alternative routes are 100ft. road, AOC to Seethaphal Mandi Railway gate stretch of 5½ km and 60ft. road from Willington to Trimulgherry Hanuman temple and 100 ft. road AOC, EMC to R K Puram Rail Over Bridge stretch of 2 km.
The alternative roads were not sufficient and severe problems would arise as lakhs of people were passing through the present roads for almost 100 years said Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic). GHMC Engineer-in-Chief R Dhan Singh and other senior officials of GHMC, Traffic Police and Cantonment Board took part in the visit.