A portion of the Shirley-Rajan Road, off Carter Road in Bandra (West), caved in on Friday afternoon, leaving a 2.5-feet deep hole. The road connects Rizvi College to Carter road and witnesses continuous traffic movement.
Authorities claim that the road caved in as the concrete slab of a box drain running below it collapsed. “The concrete slab of the box drain below the road collapsed. The drain was built 12 years ago,” said PL Sapkale, assistant municipal commissioner, H-west ward.
Local Congress corporator Asif Zakaria has warned of more such cave-ins on the stretch. “There are chances of another cave-in on this stretch as the drain that passes below it is very old and is in need of urgent repairs,” said Zakaria.
The assistant municipal commissioner said that the civic body would inspect the entire stretch to avoid further cave-ins. “We barricaded the area immediately and traffic was not affected as it is a minor road,” Sapkale added.
The incident has not been registered yet as it was a public holiday on Friday. The work of laying a concretised slab will begin on Saturday morning, Sapkale said.