With the Hyderabad Metro Rail works picking up pace and the carriageway getting reduced at various important junctions, the city police have requested the commuters to take alternate routes at some places to reach their destinations.
Further, police have also decided to close down the Rasoolpura junction from Wednesday to ease out the traffic congestion.
Commuters proceeding towards Minister’s Road from SP Road will have to go further and take an U-turn under CTO flyover or use MG Road. This will facilitate free flow of traffic on SP Road without any stoppages at Rasoolpura junction.
Additional commissioner of police (traffic) C V Anand said barricading work entered the most congested parts of the city like SP Road, Begumpet, SR Nagar and Punjagutta.
“Barricading for laying of pillars consumes 8 mts in the middle of the road. Traffic police and GHMC are trying to maintain minimum of two carriageways on either side of the barricading,” he said.
At possible places, the carriageway is being extended by shifting electrical poles, removing buildings after paying compensation, re-location of religious structures, reduction of footpaths where they are big and laying BT road till the footpath.
However, morning traffic on SP Road approaching from various directions and proceeding towards Jubilee Hills check post and Madhapur area is getting highly congested especially between Rasoolpura and HPS Begumpet junctions due to metro barricading.
Traffic police requested public to use alternate routes like MG Road, RP Road, Tank bund, Necklace Road and other routes.