KOCHI: A heavy traffic congestion developed at Vyttila Junction on Wednesday morning, affecting the vehicular as well as passenger movement to the city. The traffic block, according to the authorities concerned, was a result of the water pipeline repair works carried out on the stretch by the Kerala Water Authority (KWA).
After the repair works on Tuesday night, the workers had not completed the necessary restoration work. Following , a huge pit had developed near the Toc-H School at Janatha Road. The vehicles which came through this road got struck in the pit, affecting the vehicular movement from both the sides. As a result, most of the inter-district services stopped service at Vyttila, instead of reaching Kaloor.
Later, the higher officials of the Traffic Police reached the spot and informed the KWA executive engineer about the situation. The repair works were carried out by KWA workers and the traffic was back to normal after nearly three hours.
According to KWA officials, the repair works were initiated on Tuesday night after detecting leak in the water pipes. They were not able to fill the pit as the works were not completed. Negotiating from Vyttila to Kadavanthra is already a hectic task for commuters because of the barricading being done for the Metro construction.