On the Saidabad-Santoshnagar route in the city, the road suddenly caved in and formed a huge pothole. A flyover is under construction on the road from Santosh Nagar to IS Sadan Chowrasta. As part of the construction, the road collapsed at a pit dug for pillars in the middle of the road and a huge ditch was formed.
The road caved in at night. A major accident was avoided due to the lack of vehicular traffic at that time. Traffic police responded immediately and diverted the vehicles. Authorities have arrived at the spot and are looking into the possible reasons. Repair works are being undertaken.
The road has become a busy stretch for heavy-duty vehicles carrying building material and rubble during the daytime due to the flyover construction. There are multiple incidents of road cave-in in the past couple of years. “Travelling on the city roads has become dangerous to our lives and the civic body has to take up facelift of all the roads in the city," a commuter said.