Chennai, Jan 26: About 10 feet long stretch of Anna Salai road caved in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai on Friday. Reportedly, the work for the construction of underground Chennai metro was underway in the area. Notably, this is the third time that a section of Anna Salai has caved-in in recent months. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Election 2021: DMK-Congress Finalise Seat-sharing Pact. Congress Given 25 Seats, to Fight Kanyakumari By-poll
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Reports say that the section of the road caved in around 3 PM while digging work was happening for the Chennai Metro. Meanwhile, no reports of injuries or casualties were received till the time of filing this report. Also Read - Unable to Break Open ATM, Robbers Steal The Whole Machine in Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur
Anna Salai, an arterial road in Chennai, was formerly known as Mount Road.
In April last year, in a similar incident, a state-run MTC bus and a car were trapped in a crater formed after Anna Salai road caved in near the Church Park. The incident reportedly happened due to the tunneling work being carried out for the Chennai Metro construction. Around 35 passengers, who were on board the bus, reportedly sustained minor injuries in that incident.
Prior to that, a portion of the road caved in near the Church Park school in Anna Salai in March 2017.
In December 2015, a giant crater was formed along the Anna Salai-Vijayaraghava Road in Teynampet.