It is no secret that the TRS credits itself to making Hyderabad great, and putting it on the international radar. This was once again reiterated by Minister KTR in the Legislative Assembly recently, where he said that it was because of the current government that Hyderabad has now become a proper Cosmopolitan, on par with other international cities.
However, fact remains that even while Hyderabad might be a cosmopolitan, Hyderabad’s roads are the absolute worst. It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that Hyderabad literally drowns when there are rains in the city. Most of the low-lying areas become un-walkable, and the roads of other areas become worse than rivers.
Many people have even got lost in the running waters of these so-called road-rivers, and yet, the government hasn’t bothered to do anything about it. Even the roads aren’t great otherwise – even when there are no rains – with gutters and sewers always running on the roads, and pits all over the roads.
When asked about the dire state of Hyderabad’s roads, KTR is easily deflecting the topic and saying that it is the fault of those in power, when Andhra Pradesh was a united state. Fact remains that the TRS has been in power for over 6 years now, and a lot of changes could have been brought in this time, but there has been none. And yet, KTR continues to make statements about making Hyderabad a cosmopolitan, despite not having been able to even take care of the road and drainage problems.
Ever since the TRS came to power, in the last 6 years, water clogging due to rains has become more and more persistent, but the government hasn’t bothered to come up with a solution for that still. They continue to behave like nothing is wrong with the roads of Hyderabad, which is making everyone wonder if TRS’s definition of a cosmopolitan is just constructing a suspension bridge, and bringing metro trains to the city. If that is really the case, then perhaps they should also consider that none of these are of any use when people are not even in the position to walk on roads.