A video of the incident also shows sewage water gushing a few feet below, under the road.

Sinkhole opens up on Hyd road near Bowenpally disrupts traffic
news Civic Issues Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 07:50

Hyderabad witnessed yet another sinkhole on Tuesday when a portion of the road caved in at Bapuji Nagar, in Bowenpally.

The incident took place at a busy stretch, as the road leads to Diamond Point and Trimulgherry, which threw traffic out of gear for a few hours.

No one was injured as the road sank, as the police cordoned off a portion of the road. 

According to reports, at least  two drinking-water carrying pipelines and one sewage line were running under the road, which comes under the purview of the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) and not the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).

A video of the incident also shows sewage water gushing a few feet below, under the road.

SCB officials later told the media that a sewer trunk pipeline had leaked as it was old, which led to slow loosening of the soil under the road and eventually the collapse.  

“We have taken up works pertaining to replacement of the 15-meter length sewer trunk. We hope to complete the works by Wednesday evening,” a senior official told ToI.

In October last year, heavy rains in Hyderabad resulted in yet another massive sinkhole being formed 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.

A month earlier, 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.

The multi-crore Telangana Water Grid project has seen the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) undertake work to lay new pipes for a few large suburbs in the city.

The HMWSSB has been replacing old pipelines that are prone to degradation and decay with new and longer lasting pipes since 2014.


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