Hyderabad: Road caves in at Jubilee Hills check post

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Last Updated on 1 month by Aaron Lee

The incident took place opposite a garment showroom on the main road from Road No 10 Jubilee Hills towards the Jubilee Hills check-post, forcing authorities to set up a barricade.

Workers carrying out repair works at the spot where a portion of the main road had caved in on Road No 10 in Jubilee Hills on Friday.

Hyderabad

A portion of the main road at Jubilee Hills caved in on Friday afternoon. Though there was no untoward incident, traffic was held up for some time.

The incident took place opposite a garment showroom on the main road from Road No 10 Jubilee Hills towards the Jubilee Hills check-post, forcing authorities to set up a barricade.

Traffic police noticed the pit and alerted the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB). The road was immediately barricaded. After inspecting the site, the water board officials observed that the incident occurred to sewer water leaking from the main sewer trunk.

The driver of a truck which was coming that way noticed the gaping hole and swiftly swerved the vehicle and went on to hit a road median ahead. Nobody was injured in the incident. The Jubilee Hills police reached the spot and diverted the traffic.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) officials have examined the spot and suspect that an underwater stormwater drain could have been damaged, resulting in water seeping out from the pipeline, and in turn, leading to the road caving in. Officials said that they would take up repairs soon.

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It took nearly six hours to track damaged sewer trunk. Water Board officials said that the manholes on the stretch were buried during laying of roads under Comprehensive Road Maintenance Programme (CRMP).

Another water board official blamed incessant rains in the city for the last two days for the occurring of sink-hole incidents. Earth movers were deployed at the site. 10 meters length of sewer trunk was replaced by late night. The traffic of the stretch was diverted to an alternate road.

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