Road cave-in — Whitefield, Bengaluru

Road cave-in near Graphite India Ltd. at Whitefield. A 40 feet road caved in during the excavation process.    Alternative access was created for residents.

Road cave-in at Whitefile

Due to the road cave-in there a huge traffic on the main road.

Residents affected due to road cave-in :

The residents of Green Domain layout in Whitefield were locked up as the only access road to the layout caved in during the work on laying the foundation for an apartment complex by Salarpuria Sattva on Whitefield road.  The incident brought construction activities to an end.

The residents access to basic necessities like drinking water, groceries and milk were cut off.

Damaged road

Some of the residents had complained about the air-cracks in their houses due to excavation work.  BBMP had issued a notice to the builders to this effect. 

The construction co. had brought a stay order from the court and continued work.

Road cave-in – Action by BBMP :

BBMP officials opened a compound of an empty plot to provide access to the adjacent road.  The palike promised to reconstruct the road.  The civic body is initiating action against Salarpuria constructions for the deterioration of the road.

The civic body has registered a case with the police. The officials inspected the area and traffic police helped in rerouting traffic.

Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun visited the site of disaster and said that the under-construction project had been sanctioned by the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board.

Resident’s complaints – Road cave-in

There are 750 families living in over 10 apartments on the road trapped.  The Cauvery water supply pipeline was damaged.

This is not for the first time that residents of the area have complained to BBMP about the possible safety hazard posed by the construction.

Dynamite was used to dig up the foundation for the construction of the building.  This has damaged the road.

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