Heavy rains in Hyderabad resulted in yet another massive sinkhole being formed on Sunday, as a road caved in at Jayanagar in Kukatpally.
According to reports, the sinkhole was five-feet deep and the result of a pipeline leak.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) said that, a 200-mm pipeline on the road to Allwyn Colony was damaged and a nearby 600-mm pipeline had chocked, which led to water leakage, and eventually the road cave-in.
"There was a leakage from the joint between two pipes and we need to check if the pipes burst," an official was quoted as saying.
The road was cordoned off and repair works were being undertaken by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB).
The Times of India reported that it was the second such incident in the city in the last fortnight and seventh in the last two years.
“Heavy volume of vehicles on the stretch could be the reason for the cave-in. We will complete the work by Monday afternoon,“ HMWS&SB deputy general manager, (O&M), Division-IX, KPHB, V Venkateswara Rao told TOI.
Several areas in the city also witnessed waterlogged roads and flooding.
The Deccan Chronicle reported that some of the main roads that were badly affected included Pillar No. 100 near Moghal Ka Nala, under Langer Houz flyover, Putlibowli towards Sultan Bazaar, parts of Amberpet, Ramanthapur, Siddimbar Bazaar, Rang Mahal, RTC Crossroads, PG Law College, Bowenpally and KBR Park.
Last month, a portion of the road at Tarbund Crossroads gave in, resulting in a massive traffic jam in the area.
The police said that no injuries were reported as there were no commuters near the crater at the time.
Officials stated that an underground pipeline leakage may have led to the collapse of the road.