Mild traffic on Hyderabad roads as people venture out to buy essentials

The Police were spotted at checkpoints at almost all the major junctions, stopping motorists on the roads and enquiring about the purpose for being outside during the lockdown

By   |  Published: 17th May 2021  8:15 pm
Photo: Surya Sridhar

Hyderabad: The sixth day of the lockdown was marked by strict implementation of curbs by the police from 10 am onwards. People who had poured onto the main roads from the early hours of Monday to purchase groceries and other essentials were seen hurrying back to their destinations before the commencement of the curfew.

The Police were spotted at checkpoints at almost all the major junctions, stopping motorists on the roads and enquiring about the purpose for being outside during the lockdown. The security personnel, however, ensured that delivery executives, medical shop workers and other emergency workers were allowed through the checkpoints without any hassle.

Similar was the situation at various checkpoints from Vanasthalipuram to Himayathnagar, and along the inner ring road from Secunderabad to LB Nagar. The hustle and bustle of Monday traffic near Sangeet crossroads in Secunderabad, which witnesses a lot of vehicles and foot-traffic on a daily basis, was completely missing. The Bhoiguda circle, which sees a constant buzz of people every day, was practically deserted barring a handful of
vehicles. The situation was no different at other major regions including Trimulgherry, Sainikpuri, Moula Ali, Tarnaka, Habsiguda and Uppal circle.

As the day progressed, major roads in the city including Tank Bund road, Himayathnagar-Narayanaguda road, inner ring road, etc., saw mild traffic, akin to what the scene is like on the city roads on a typical festive holiday.

Vehicular traffic was also moving at high speeds on these roads, as the empty roads gave commuters a rare opportunity of free movement. Towards the late afternoon and evening, the traffic was further reduced to only emergency vehicles and a handful of other commuters.


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