A sizeable chunk of road on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway at the busy Iffco Chowk crossing gave way on Thursday morning, after two days of torrential rain and subsequent waterlogging across the city.
After the matter came to the notice of NHAI and police officials, the damaged portion of road was immediately cordoned off around 9.30am and repair work started by the contractor around an hour later.
Officials said around 700 sqft area of road was damaged due to the depression and it has been temporarily repaired. The is the second incident of road cave in at Iffco Chowk, the earlier incident having happened in August 2019. In 2019, a section of road along the L-shaped underpass on MG road had caved-in after heavy rain hit the city. The sidewalls of the underpass from Iffco Chowk to Mehrauli were damaged and it then took around two days for the contractor and authorities to repair the stretch.
NHAI officials on Wednesday said that the damage at Iffco Chowk could have been worse. But the situation was saved partly because most of the rainwater from Aravallis