Sinkhole opens up while metro tunneling work in Bangalore

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Bangalore, India (Metro Rail Today)
: A sinkhole of about 30 feet deep appeared on Tannery Road in Bengaluru metro during tunnelling work at just 100 metres away from the alignment of the underground tunnel of Bangalore Metro. 

The metro officials have immediately evacuated all the residents of a building on the property where a sinkhole appeared. The building was not damaged and no one was injured. 

BL Yashwanth Chavan ( BMRCL chief public relations officer) said, 

On Thursday during tunneling work by tunnel boring machine(TBM) Bhadra, a sink hole appeared at about 100m from Venkateshpura metro Underground station towards Tannery Road metro station at around 7.30 am. On inspection it appears that this was an old open well which was closed on which the building exists. The building has a chicken shop on the Ground floor and on the first floor a family of five were residing. To ensure safety, the shop is closed and the family has been provided accommodation near Nagawara. Once the tunneling is complete below the building, after ensuring the safety of the building the family will be relocated back. 

According to Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) once the filling of the well with sand and concrete  is completed, which is in process and after securing the building, the tunneling activities will continue.


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