Delhi road caves in, traffic diverted

No untoward incident or loss of life has been reported so far.
No untoward incident or loss of life has been reported so far.

Delhi news: A part of the road near IIT Red Light caved in due to heavy rain on Saturday. Officials said they were assessing the situation and repair works would soon begin. The Delhi Traffic Police tweeted an alert, asking people to avoid the route.

The Delhi traffic police alert read, “Due to the collapse of the road near IIT Red Light due to heavy rain, traffic going from Adhchini to IIT has been diverted to Adhchini to Katwaria Sarai. Please refrain from using this route.”

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Road caves in near IIT Delhi

Officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) said they were currently assessing the situation and it would take a few days to restore the road.

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A PWD official said such cave-ins were common during heavy rain. Explaining the possible reasons, he said, “The first possible cause is that there is a big drain adjoining the road and that the stormwater in that drain is washing off the embankment of the road. Ultimately, the road crust will wash off and the road will cave-in.”

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The official said it will take a day to plug the leak in the pipeline and a few days to fill up the area with sand and other road materials. Currently, the caved-in area has been barricaded by police.

-PTC News