Parking woes at Mettuguda, Tarnaka and Secunderabad to end soon

Hyderabad: Hundreds of motor cycles are left on the roads near Tanaka and Mettuguda Metro stations. The footpaths reserved for pedestrians and roads reserved for vehicles have become parking spots. Footpaths and roads are choked with parked vehicles forcing pedestrians to walk on the road and in the path of vehicle traffic.

There are considerable vehicular traffic and flow of pedestrians on these roads. It is a sore sight for the residents and commuters to see what the once majestic roads have now been reduced to parking at both sides of the road at Mettuguda and Tanaka Metro stations is leading to congestion and obstruction causing hardship to citizens.

And also, hawkers at Mettuguda junction and Secunderabad East Metro station are providing nuisance for commuters. The consequent space crunch leads to traffic jams, freak accidents as pedestrians have no choice but to walk on roads instead of pavements.

The South Central Railway (SCR) has come up with the idea to resolve this parking problem at Metro stations. SCR has identified vacant railway lands at Mettuguda, Tanaka and Secunderabad East Metro stations, and now invited open tenders for awarding parking contracts at these locations.

Considerable parking space just beside three Metro stations has been earmarked in the tender and will open on 19th August.

Cooperation extended by the South Central Railway and co-ordination with Hyderabad Traffic Police, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) authorities would definitely provide a hassle-free commuting for the citizens at Mettuguda, Tanaka and Secunderabad East Metro stations shortly. This move is going to help the ease out the traffic chaos in the central part of the city. (INN)

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