An elevated section of the Dwarka Highway, under construction in Gurgaon, collapsed on Sunday morning, injuring three workers at the site. Officials from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said the reasons for the collapse had not yet been established.
Officials say the section that collapsed is located near Daultabad Chowk.
An elevated section of the Dwarka Highway under construction in Gurgaon collapsed around 7:30 a.m. this morning. NHAI officials say there were no deaths in the incident. The reason for the collapse remains to be determined. @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/5NFXzEeQrz
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“The reason for the collapse remains to be determined, an investigation will be opened into the matter. According to information available so far, there were no deaths in the incident. There was no work going on at the site when this happened, ”said Nirman Jambulkar, Project Manager, Dwarka Expressway.
Police officials said the incident happened around 7:30 a.m.
“The elevated road collapsed around 7:30 am. Three people, all of whom are workers, suffered injuries, but they were not serious. They are undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Gurgaon. There were no deaths, ”said Deepak Saharan, DCP (West).
It is estimated that the construction of the 27.6 km long Dwarka highway will cost Rs 9,000 crore. The project was conceptualized in 2007 as a northern ring road that would offer an alternative route connecting the national capital and the neighboring city of Gurgaon. While 18.1 km will be driven in Haryana, the remaining 9.5 km will be in Delhi.