New Delhi: Water logging at many places and road collapses have been reported in many places amid incessant rains in the country's capital Delhi. At around 9.30 pm on Monday night, passengers and drivers suddenly had to brake on a DTC bus to protect themselves from a sunken road on Aurobindo Road in South Delhi. By the time the bus driver could handle him, the bus was more than half-buried in the pit. By the time someone could do something, the bike and scooty rider running with the bus got into the pit including the car. There was an uproar on the spot after the accident.
दिल्ली में अरविंदो मार्ग पर सड़क पर कई फ़ीट लंबा और चौड़ा गड्ढा हुआ,एक बस ,एक बाइक और एक स्कूटी इसमें धंस गयी थी,लोगों को सुरक्षित निकालकर क्रेन से वाहन निकाले गए pic.twitter.com/zUODgo9nma— Mukesh singh sengar मुकेश सिंह सेंगर (@mukeshmukeshs) September 14, 2021
With the help of locals, the bike rider and the scooty rider were immediately evacuated safely from the pit. About 3 dozen people on board the bus were also evacuated safely. Surprisingly, neither the PWD department nor the Waterboard department officials are taking responsibility for such an accident. A portion of the road leading to Mehrauli from AIIMS on Aurobindo Road near Adhchini in South Delhi collapsed on Monday, jolting the occupants of the new DTC bus running on the road and pushing half of the bus into the pit. The bus was later pulled out of the pit with the help of a crane DTC.
Local police, MLA Somnath Bharti, officials of the PWD department, and Water board departments rushed to the spot along with their staff as soon as the accident was reported. Talking to the media, PWD and water board officials present on the spot started pushing themselves away, making each other's allegations and the gas pipeline work caused the pit to crackdown. Given the way the road collapse has caused such a big pothole, it can be said that a major accident could have occurred if the bus driver's intelligence and local people were not immediately assisted.