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Traffic Near IIT Delhi Diverted as Road Cave-in Leads to Sinkhole; 2nd Incident of Month

A portion of road caved in right below the IIT Flyover. Traffic movement affected.

A portion of road caved in right below the IIT Flyover. Traffic movement affected.

According to reports, the road caved in due to the heavy rains in the national capital over the past few days.

For the second time this month, the roads in the national capital have led to disappointment. A portion of the road under the IIT Delhi flyover in Hauz Khas area caved in, developing a huge pothole.

According to reports, the road caved in due to the heavy rains in the national capital over the past few days.

“Traffic going from Adhchini to IIT has been diverted from Adhchini to Katwaria Sarai after a portion of a road near IIT red light (traffic signal) caved in," the Traffic Police tweeted in Hindi. The city received an average of 43.6 mm rain till 8.30 am on Saturday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Moderate rains are expected later in the day, the weatherman said. The IMD on Friday had issued an orange alert, predicting moderate rain on Saturday and warning of possible waterlogging in low-lying areas of the national capital and major traffic disruptions.

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The department has issued a yellow alert for Sunday, and orange alert also for Monday.

Earlier this month, a portion of a road caved in Dwarka’s Sector 18 due to heavy rains in the national capital and a traffic police constable’s car got stuck there. The incident took place at Atulya Chowk in Dwarka around 5 pm, according to police.

“The vehicle belongs to a constable in the Delhi Traffic Police. He was safely rescued from there and nobody got injured during the incident," a senior police officer said. The car was later pulled out with the help of a hydro crane, he said.

On Monday morning, incessant rains in the city led to waterlogging and traffic snarls on several road stretches. Some of the stretches where waterlogging was reported were Ring Road, Pragati Maidan, Palam, Kirari and Rohtak road.

“Waterlogging reported at Pulpehladpur under railway bridge. Traffic is diverted from MB (Mehrauli-Badarpur) road towards Mathura road, the Delhi Traffic Police said in a tweet. Traffic snarls were witnessed on the Ring Road near Millennium Park, Sarai Kale Khan, Kilokri, near IP Flyover, Dhaula Kuan, Vikas Marg, Azadpur, among others.

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first published:July 31, 2021, 14:14 IST