The Hyderabad PVNR Expressway Pillar No.20 Damaged: The PV Narasimha Rao Expressway developed cracks on pillar no. 20, creating panic among motorists. The PV Narasimha Rao Expressway in Hyderabad, Telangana that connects the city to the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), has developed cracks following the heavy downpour that lashed the city, prompting officials to take action.
The Hyderabad PVNR Expressway Pillar No.20 Photographs of the cracks, Damaged which reportedly developed on pillar number 20, was widely shared on social media by several users including prominent personalities like film director Kona Venkat. “Damaged condition of the PVNR expressway near Pillar No: 20, please take care before it’s too late,” Kona Venkat tweeted.
— kona venkat (@konavenkat99) September 26, 2019
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) acted on Thursday, sending a team of engineers to the spot. Stating that repair work and necessary patchwork would be carried out in the night, officials said that there was no reason to panic and said that the structure was still sturdy.
“There is a sufficient gap between box girders, but there isn’t enough gap between the railings, which resulted in the cracks. Maintenance of expansion joints is the need of the hour. Keeping in mind the height, we cannot ignore the cracks as chunks of pillar might fall and be a threat to commuters below,” vice-president of Structural Engineers Congress S P Anchuri, told the Times of India.