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Hyderabad: Tenders worth Rs 20 crores invited for road repair

Potholes back on Hyderabad roads as a couple of days rain reveal poor mechanism for water draining and quality of roads. Motorists witnessing hour-long traffic jams in various parts of the city. (Pics. Murli)

Hyderabad: The rain water has left the roads tattered across the city. Overflowing potholes and damaged roads are becoming the cause of accidents. However, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is focusing on road repair, while the filling of potholes is already been commenced.

GHMC invited tenders worth Rs 20 crore for taking up 142 repair works in different areas. The municipal corporation has included a clause in the tenders directing the contractors to complete the works within 10 days. This should all be done without compromising the quality, said GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy.

The repair work has been started and municipal corporation has identified 587 damaged stretches in different areas, which are aimed to be repaired in 10 days, reports Telangana today.

In addition to the damaged stretches, officials have identified 2,000 potholes in several areas across the city, of these 1,350 have been filled up.

To expedite works, the municipal corporation has deployed 45 sweeping machines to clear the dust and scattered gravel on the roads. These machines are being deployed on main roads, junctions and service roads in different areas.