On the intervening night of Sunday-Monday, Kaliasot bridge on Bhopal-Raisen Road collapsed due to heavy downpours, the Free Press Journal reported. The traffic on this route has been diverted, the FPJ said.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) General Manager Vivek Jaiswal said that the collapsed bridge comes under Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation (MPRDC).
When the FPJ contacted Ashutosh Mishra, Chief Engineer of MPRDC regarding the collapse of the bridge, he said that a 45-mt portion of the retaining wall on the service-road side has been damaged. He further added that the bridge is under guarantee period and the contracor concerned will do the repair works.
According to reports, the said bridge was constructed last year.
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In the last 24 hours, Bhopal city has recorded 8.7cm rainfall. At the same time, Bhopal district has received 7.1cm rainfall.
In districts like Guna, Ashok Nagar, Sheopur, Vidisha, Rajgarh, Neemuch, Tikamgarh, Panna, Satna, Rewa, Sidhi, Betul, Chhindwara, Seoni, Mandsaur, Sehore, Bhopal, Narmadapuram, Harda, and Sagar, the Meteorological department has predicted heavy rainfaal.
Meanwhile, moderate rains are expected in areas like Ujjain, Burhanpur, Shajapur, Morena, Raisen, Ratlam, Dewas, Khandwa, Dhar, Narsingpur, Damoh, Singrauli, Mandla, Balaghat, Jabalpur, Anuppur, Chhatarpur, and Agar.
For four to five hours duration in the above districts, wind speed is likely about 40 km per hour.
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