Kanpur: Authorities on Monday shut the movement of traffic from Naubasta upto Bhauti on the Bhauti-Ruma flyover on the National Highway 2 for the next few days in the city after the NHAI reported cracks in two beams of the flyover near Gas Bottling plant in Panki.
The shutdown brought the area to a grinding halt causing huge traffic jams since Monday.
The cracks in the beam came to light after some passersby shot a video and made it viral on social media on Monday.
According to reports, the cracks were found in the two beams of the Bhauti-Ruma 27-km-long flyover that connects the road to the Delhi, Jhansi, Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), Lucknow and Kolkata, which was inaugurated in the year 2005.
The NHAI reported the incident to the police after which the flyover from Naubasta upto Bhauti was shut down.
Although alternate passage was given by diverting the traffic to service lane near Tatya Tope Nagar by breaking the divider of the flyover, a huge traffic jam was caused in the surrounding areas of Naubasta, Gujaini, ITBP Colony, Basant Petrol pump and Tatya Tope Nagar on Tuesday too.
“We are in the process of investigating the things which led to cracks. Alternate arrangements have been made to avoid traffic congestion in the area,” project director NHAI Pankaj Mishra told reporters.