The recent hit by cyclone NIVAR has caused immense loss to the infrastructure in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The temple town of Tirupati is one of the worst hit places in the state. Due to the heavy recorded rainfall, nearly all the roads in the town got affected and most of the main roads connecting the pockets of the city got partly damaged. The concerned Municipal Corporation which is under severe economic stress has laid a temporary layer of gravel to fill up the trenches in the road. Citizens have been saying that Municipal Corporation does not possess the economic stability and required technical expertise to restore and repair all the affected areas especially, because of the scale of destruction.
Some areas in the city outskirts like Jyothi Nagar, Madhava Nagar, Upadaya Nagar, Yeramitta, Subba Reddy Nagar, Bliss backside area, Tiruchanur, Korlagunta, and Chnnagunta, the road infrastructure in most parts of these areas has completely inundated and no immediate response from the government has been seen. For the past week, the residents of Tirupati have been facing a tough situation to commute.
The roads situated in the eastern part of the city between Renigunta and Tirupati also suffered severe damage. The construction site of SV University flyover has turned into a deep trench, the public criticized the construction company for abandoning it without properly repairing it. Besides, MR Palli Police Station road and the service roads between Chandragiri and Tirupati rural have also faced serious damages and making it difficult for the public to commute.