PWD fills cave-in under IIT flyover, DJB fixes pipeline

Delhi:2 August, 2021 (Times of India)


New Delhi: A portion of Aurobindo Road under IIT flyover that had caved in due to water leakage on Saturday was filled with mud, sand and loose gravel by PWD on Sunday. The underground water pipeline was repaired by Delhi Jal Board, while an upstream manhole was being plugged.
The cave-in had resulted in formation of a crater of 15-feet length, 10-feet breadth and 10-feet depth. The damaged area had been cordoned off, but the crossing was opened to the public by Sunday evening. Earlier, DJB had issued an advisory stating that repair work could disrupt water supply in Green Park, Hauz Khas, RK Puram, Sarvapriya Vihar and adjoining areas.
While the main cave-in site was filled and traffic movement restored, work on the deep sewer towards IIT continued till late in the evening. Consequently, vehicles coming from Aurobindo Marg from AIIMS were barred from turning right towards IIT and only one lane was available for traffic coming from Adhchini on Aurobindo Marg.

Additional commissioner (traffic) SD Mishra said as an alternate route, vehicles coming from AIIMS on Aurobindo Marg and seeking to turn towards IIT could take a right turn on Outer Ring Road, make a U-turn under Panchsheel crossing and use the flyover to cross towards IIT. Alternatively, they could go straight on Aurobindo Marg and take a U-turn from Adhchini T-point.

“All commercial vehicles on Aurobindo Marg from Mehrauli seeking to take a left turn towards IIT can take a left turn at Adhchini crossing on Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg. They can then go towards Aruna Asaf Ali Marg and Vedant Desika Marg for their onward journey,” added Mishra.