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Traffic hit as road caves in at Teynampet

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Repair work completed by 4 p.m.; traffic snarls on South Boag Road, Vijayaraghava Road and G.N. Chetty Road.

On Tuesday, vehicular traffic on a large section of Anna Salai went into a tailspin after a portion of the road caved in suddenly in the morning.

A gaping hole formed near the Anna Salai-Vijayaraghava Road junction near Teynampet, which led to blocking of the road and a resultant traffic jam.

S. Prabhakar Babu, a resident of Guindy, said the blocking of a stretch of Anna Salai near Teynampet forced motorists to take the narrow Vijayaraghava Road and G.N. Chetty Road to reach Gemini flyover.

With vehicles coming from Teynampet and Gemini flyover being diverted through Vijayaraghava Road, traffic movement was severely hit.

The situation was compounded by the fact that a major portion of Annai Salai has been barricaded as part of work on the underground Metro tunnel, with vehicle movement allowed only on a single lane on both sides.

Traffic snarls

The caving-in of the road created traffic snarls not only on Anna Salai, but also on South Boag Road, Vijayaraghava Road and G.N. Chetty Road.

A senior official of the Chennai Traffic Police said the road got damaged around 8 a.m. when traffic was at its peak and the traffic police blocked the road immediately and diverted vehicles.

Also, the officials of Chennai Metro Rail Limited were immediately informed and they brought a concrete-mixer and started repair work.

The work was completed at 4 p.m. and vehicles were allowed on the stretch after a few trial drives, he added.

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