Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hole in bridge halts vehicles for hours

Hole in bridge halts vehicles for hours
Traffic On Bannerghatta Road Affected

Bangalore: Horror struck office-goers on Tuesday morning with two-wheelers, cars, buses and trucks trying to sneak through a narrow space on a bridge above a storm water drain, causing traffic chaos on some parts of Bannerghatta Road. All this thanks to a huge hole dug on the bridge in Vinayakanagar near Adugodi on Bannerghatta Road.
According to traffic personnel, every thing was all right till Monday night. When the hole on the bridge appeared on Tuesday morning, the road connecting Bannerghatta Road with Hosur Road, leading to the central business district, was hit. The traffic police had partially closed the spot, covering it with barricades, which further narrowed the space.
According to the police, BBMP officials had told the traffic police that there was a small hole on the bridge and that they would start work on it. But the traffic police wanted some time for diversions, as it is one of the main connecting roads, with heavy vehicular movement.
Local residents say that even last year the bridge had caved in and they alleged that officials had just temporarily filled the gap. According to the police, the hole which appeared on Tuesday morning was not accidental but dug by somebody with an earth mover on Monday night.
The traffic police, who were caught off guard on Tuesday morning, were devising alternative routes. The hole was being filled on Tuesday evening.


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