Amid morning rush, huge chunk of Ggn flyover falls
Gurugram: A huge portion of the Rampura flyover on the Delhi-Jaipur national highway broke off and fell amid a busy Monday morning rush, hitting traffic movement between Manesar and Gurugram. Being situated around the industrial corridor, there are a large number of heavy vehicles and passenger vehicles going to and fro to Delhi and Jaipur that pass through the flyover. More than 50,000 vehicles pass daily through the busy stretch.
As the 20 square feet deep chunk of the Rampura flyover fell, traffic was stalled for more than two hours. "The concrete chunk fell from the middle of the four-lane flyover in which no one was hurt. The flyover is nearly 46 km away from Delhi. The affected portion of the expressway (on the Jaipur-Delhi route) been cordoned off," said Manesar traffic police chief Manish Kumar.
Incidentally, the flyover was opened for traffic nearly two years ago. A portion of another flyover near Manesar and Hero Honda chowk had earlier developed cracks in 2018 which were then rectified by the NHAI engineers. Apprehensions were also raised on how the cracks were developed at the IFFCO chowk flyover, a claim that was subsequently refuted by the engineers.
"We have deployed extra police on and near the flyover and the heavy traffic was diverted to the service lanes. Light traffic is passing on the elevated road using the two lanes. Traffic passing under the effected flyover have been completely stopped following instructions issued by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)," Kumar added.