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Road caves in near Muttom metro stretch; no casualties 

A portion of the road near Muttom, along the metro stretch, caved in on Wednesday during the busy traffic hours.

Published: 25th October 2018 09:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2018 09:48 AM   |  A+A-

Police at the site | EPS

By Express News Service

KOCHI: A portion of the road near Muttom, along the metro stretch, caved in on Wednesday during the busy traffic hours.

NHAI workers engaged in
repairing the road after a gaping
hole developed on the Kochi
Metro stretch near Muttom
on Wednesday | Melton Antony 

The incident took place at around 11 am, but since commuters noticed it, a major tragedy was averted.

According to experts, the road caved in because of water seeping into the metro pillar. “During the flood, water may have seeped into the pillar and resulted in displacing the sand and mud under it,” said an engineer.

The technical wing of the Kochi Metro also reached the spot to analyse the damage. “The metro pillar has not been affected, there is no cause for worry,” said a source with the KMRL. The National Highway Authority dug out the caved in the portion and filled it with concrete.

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