Now Cracks Come Up On Bundelkhand Expressway In Banda, Etawah: Report


After having collapsed due to heavy rains in some parts, Bundelkhand Expressway has now developed cracks in Banda and Etawah on Friday, the sixth day of its inauguration. In Etawah, on the lane coming from Chitrakoot, between kilometer number 288 to 296, the roadside was washed away in the rain at six places. At the same time, in Banda, about 12 km from Mawai to Hammer, the expressway got submerged due to flowing soil at 10 places on both the lanes. There were also cracks at eight to 10 places on the road and bridge, Amar Ujala reported.

Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) officials have started repairs by stopping traffic in these areas on the information of cracks on the expressway and road collapse. Bundelkhand Expressway starting from Chitrakoot is connected to Agra-Lucknow Expressway near Kudrail in Etawah. After heavy rain in Etawah on Thursday night, about eight kilometers of the expressway from Belahar to Kudrail has reportedly been washed away due to soil erosion at six places.

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Working contractor Dilip Buildcon Company has stopped traffic in this area. Employees are busy repairing the expressway. Due to timely information to the authorities, no accident could have taken place. Sujit Rai, in-charge of Dilip Building Kilometer number 280 to 296, told that the soil erosion is taking place due to rains and it will be fixed.

AE Mahavir Singh of UPEIDA said that wherever the road is damaged, it is being repaired by stopping the traffic. In Banda, the soil is submerged on both the lanes. The expressway has been damaged a lot. The erosion is such that the soil beneath the road has become empty while a coating of concrete and asphalt is visible from above. This raised the risk of an accident. Cracks have come on the underbridge built in Chahitara, Mavai, Jari Athoda, Barghani, Kanwara. They are being repaired.

The Bundelkhand Expressway had collapsed on Thursday near Chiria Salempur in Jalaun. There was a pit two feet wide, six feet long and one feet deep near kilometer number 195.

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