A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Hyderabad High Court on Saturday by BJP MLC N Ramachander Rao, to ask the Telangana government to immediately repair crumbling roads in the city.
"Damage to the roads is not only due to heavy rains or digging work done by various government departments and private companies, but due to usage of low quality material for laying and repairing the roads...Poor road conditions and numerous potholes led to a loss of human lives," TNIE quoted the petition as saying.
At least four people have died in Hyderabad in the last three months, due to the deteriorating condition of the roads in the city.
People have been complaining for months, but to no avail, as residents in various parts of the city continue to struggle.
Early this month, three people suffered serious injuries after a road in Safilguda caved in.
Despite this, Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) officials on Friday claimed that they had completed 70% of road restoration works taken up in all the three corridors at a cost of Rs. 15 crore during the last few weeks.
The PIL is expected to come up for hearing on Tuesday, the TNIE report adds.