Cars trapped as road caves in at Daryaganj
‘Utility Diversion Work’ of the Delhi Metro led to a 12-feet road cave in at the Asaf Ali Road on Monday night at Central Delhi’s Daryaganj area in which three to four cars fell in and were trapped.
Locals of the area who had parked their cars at the parking space close to the bank alleged that they found their cars inside the hole. They were subsequently removed by the civic authorities.
According to one of the car owners, who lives near the Oriental Bank lane, his car fell into the 12-feet hole at night and got damaged which he only got to know in the morning.
According to sources, three to four cars fell inside the <g data-gr-id="28">sink hole</g> around 12 am which were then removed by a crane commissioned by the civic authorities. No person was injured in the incident and no complaints were registered regarding the cave-in, sources confirmed.
“We were informed at around 1:30 am that there is a cave-in near Golcha Cinema on the main road and our official rushed to the spot. We called up the concerned civic authorities to get the cars removed and get the road repaired. No casualty was reported,” said Chinmoy Biswal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central).
According to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) <g data-gr-id="33">spokesperson ,</g> utility diversion works had been going on in the area for a long time.
This further led to a burst in the water pipelines which moistened the soil. This was not a major incident and their staff reached the spot to take control of the situation, the official said.
According to the traffic police, the 12-feet <g data-gr-id="27">sink hole</g> near the Oriental Bank of Commerce reportedly led to traffic snarls during the morning hours. However, the situation came under control by afternoon.
According to the workers guarding the site, the road caved in around 11:30 pm-12 am after which DMRC workers who were working in the area took the initiative and started filling the hole with cement. The work started late on Monday night and went up till 8 am on Tuesday morning.