Delhi

NHAI repairs MG Road underpass

The National Highways Authority of India on Sunday carried out repair work on the newly constructed right-turn underpass on Mehrauli-Gurugram Road here, two days after heavy rain damaged the structure.

The stormwater drain on both sides of the underpass at the exit was dug up for a length of around 100 metre to be relaid to prevent recurrence of the situation. Also iron sheets were tightened with nuts and bolts to hold together the extension joints of the concrete wall that had widened due to the cave-in of the road.

It had led to spillage of rainwater inside the structure causing it to flood. The canopy of the structure, which had got disjointed at multiple points, was also repaired and welded. The cracks appearing on the concrete wall were also filled and painted.

The underpass had flooded on August 2 after a sudden rush of water from Ghata hit the structure following heavy rainfall. The traffic through the underpass was restored on Saturday after the water was pumped out.

“In the case of Gurugram’s underpass cave-in, it seems the strengthening of the retaining walls and desilting of drains has not been addressed on time,” said Dikshu C. Kukreja, a socio-environmentalist planner.

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