BENGALURU: Traffic was thrown out of gear for at least three hours at Anepalya Junction when the drunk driver of a BBMP garbage truck tried to take a sharp turn and ended up toppling over.
The incident occurred in Ashok Nagar traffic police station limits. The truck was going towards Bannerghatta Road from Adugodi.
Passersby informed the police, who took more than three hours to clear the traffic. The entire stretch from Adugodi Junction to Bannerghatta Main Road and Hosur Road was choc-a-block.
Traffic eased only after 4.30 pm when the traffic cops called two cranes to remove the truck, added the police.
A case has been registered against the driver Sunil.
Tanker Hits Divider
In another incident on Hosur Road in Chikkajala police station limits, a tanker carrying phenol hit the divider and fell from the entrance of the flyover near Meenakunte.
According to the police, the mishap occurred as the driver fell asleep.
The tanker was coming from Kerala and going towards Chhattisgarh. The driver sustained minor injuries.
BBMP Partially Razes Apartment Complex
Officials of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) East zone on Wednesday partially demolished a building in RMV Extension for violating norms.
BBMP East zone Executive Engineer Mohan Gowda told Express that the apartment complex was under construction at MLA Layout in RMV Extension.
“The building was under construction with basement and three floors. But the builder violated the approved plan. They had not even left setback space,” he said.