Following a number of accidents caused by potholes and bad road conditions, residents of Hyderabad are simmering over the poor quality of roads in the city.
In the last two months, three persons have been killed in pothole-related mishaps.
We rode from Jubilee Hills to Secunderabad station and filmed some of the most used roads in the city including at Panjagutta, Begumpet and Clock Tower.
The results were unambiguous:
Many of the arterial roads in Hyderabad are crumbling due to poor infrastructure.
This includes roads near Jubilee Hills checkpost, Panjagutta and in many areas along the IT corridor.
Roads in the Secunderabad area, and in the Old City are no better.
In areas like Safilguda and Malkajigiri, roads have not been relaid in over a year, even as potholes grew with each bout of heavy rainfall.
With the Hyderabad Metro Rail coming up, construction activity along many key roads has resulted in further deterioration of road quality.
In many cases, roads have not been properly repaired after metro-related construction is completed.
On many arterial roads, we spotted roads between potholes more often than a few potholes between the roads.
See the results of our journey for yourself.