With Hyderabad experiencing pre-monsoon showers, the condition of its roads and potholes are out in the open again.
A 28-year-old employee broke his leg on Sunday on the Erragadda stretch in the city, after he tried to dodge a deep pothole in the middle of the road.
The Deccan Chronicle reported that Kondreddy Edukondalu, a resident of Champapet, was a supervisor in a construction company, and fell on the road along with his bike.
The DC report also quotes locals telling the newspaper, that many had been injured by the pothole, and this was not a one-time incident.
This incident occurred despite an ultimatum from Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, to make the city 'pothole free' by May 31.
Last week, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) announced that it would not allow any digging of roads in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, by any government departments or private agencies from May 31.
This move was taken, keeping in mind, the monsoon that will hit the city soon.
However, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) has been permitted time till June 10 for restoration works. Any other emergency digging can also be done, after obtaining special permission from the GHMC.
Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister (MAUD) , KT Rama Rao, has also instructed officials of all departments concerned to hold a 'convergence meeting' twice a month, to tackle civic issues arising from the monsoon.
Meanwhile, Minister for Road and Buildings, Tummala Nageshwar Rao announced that as many as 25 Instant Repair Teams would be formed, and provided with equipment, to swiftly carry out any minor road repairs.