After another spell of rain this week, cave-ins have begun to reappear in Ahmedabad.
The 92nd cave-in of the season was reported Wednesday afternoon in the city’s Sarkhej ward. The rear part of an Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) garbage truck sank into the massive cave-in near Hotel Savera in the Juhapura area.
“The cave-in is on the main drainage trunk pipeline of 2000 mm. Superficially, it looks like a breakdown that will be only confirmed after the preliminary assessment work which will commence tonight,”.
The area was barricaded after the truck was pulled out using a crane, according to AMC additional city engineer Falgun Mistri. The repair work would begin Wednesday night, according to municipal officials.
This was the 92nd cave-in reported from across the city since July 10. AMC claims to have repaired 84 of the 92 cave-ins, with work on the remaining eight still ongoing. The AMC has taken a lot of heat, particularly on social media, as a number of cave-ins and pothole-ridden roads have been reported throughout the city this monsoon season.