More embarrassment for Delhi govt as arterial road caves in

Delhi Government on Friday faced yet another embarrassment when a portion of an arterial road in East Delhi caved in on Friday.

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2010, 22:17 PM IST

New Delhi: Already under attack for missed deadlines and shoddy construction work related to Commonwealth Games preparations, Delhi Government on Friday faced yet another embarrassment when a portion of an arterial road in East Delhi caved in on Friday.

The portion of the road, measuring around 20 feet, on the busy Vikash Marg collapsed early this morning, triggering traffic snarls. The road caved in after a Delhi Jal Board pipeline burst and the entire stretch was inundated.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has directed the authorities to immediately repair the road.
Strongly criticising the Delhi Government for the incident, city BJP chief Vijendra Gupta said the road cave-in has once again "exposed" the sub-standard quality of the
construction work in the city.

"Both Dikshit and PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chouhan are responsible for the incident," he said. PWD officials blamed incessant rains for the cave-in and said that repair work will be over by tonight.
The incident came three days after collapse of an under-construction foot over-bridge near the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, the main venue of the event. The foot overbridge was
being constructed by the PWD.

PTI