Hitec city in Hyderabad employs lakhs of IT professionals, most of who reside in the heavily populated areas of KPHB, Nizampet, Kukatpally, Miyapur, MadinaGuda, ChandaNagar, BHEL, etc.
The current road connectivity is insufficient for the amount of traffic between these places and the IT hub. Given the number of apartment complexes that are coming up in these areas, this problem is only going to get worse.
The solution is to build more flyovers connecting these residential areas with the IT hub. The current one in construction for the past 5 years is not going to be enough to serve the traffic.
The road from these places to Hitec city needs to cross the Hyd-Mumbai railway track - there are 4 crossings in these areas:
1) Under-pass near Hitec city MMTS station
2) Hafeezpet flyover
3) Under-pass near Lingampally MMTS station
4) Level crossing near Lingampally, BHEL MIG
The recent rains have made both the under-passes (1 and 3) seem like rivers, leading to closures of these roads. Lots of people have resorted to parking their vehicles at the Hitec city station and going home.
The flyover at Hafeezpet leads to a potholed road near the Kondapur RTA office that causes long delays in the commute. Apart from the pot holes, this road is also water logged near the flyover. People spent more than 2 hours getting from Malaysian township to Hafeezpet, only to give up and come back. Even on a 2 wheeler it took people more than 2 hours to get to Gachibowli from Malaysian township.
The traffic on this stretch has also increased many-fold - I remember taking this road when the hitec-city underpass was closed a few years, and there was much less traffic then.
The level crossing at Lingampally is also subjected to heavy traffic and closure due to arrival of long distance trains on that section.
While these are all problems, the real problem is that these roads are not equipped to carry the 1 lakh plus people who need to commute during rush hour to work and back.
The railway track has literally divided the city into 2 parts - and we need more reliable ways to cross the track. We need more flyovers connecting the heavily populated areas on the other side of the railway track to hitec city.
The upcoming Metro is not going to solve this problem. The large number of apartment complexes coming up in KPHB and on the road from Moosapet to Lingampally are only going to make things worse.