Patna road caves in after heavy rains

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Patna, July 29 (IANS) A large of part of a road in Patna caved in on Sunday following heavy rains that pounded the state capital round the clock, officials said.

The Bailey road, considered the life line of Patna, caved in due to heavy rains continuing since Saturday. Several areas are water-logged, a district administration official said.

According to police officials, traffic was badly disrupted between Hartali More and Sheikhpura, after the road was closed following the incident.

Taking serious notice of the incident, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited the site along with his Cabinet colleagues and top officials.

“Nitish Kumar inspected the site where the road had caved in and instructed the officials to resume traffic as soon as possible,” officials said.

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The Road Construction Department has started the repair work.

In Patna, water-logging is common after heavy rains as most of the drains are choked with plastic waste.

–IANS

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