The flyover still under construction has collapsed near Vijayawada. It is a connecting flyover between Gollapudi and Ramavarappadu junction. The construction has been going on for some time. Out of eight beams placed on the two pillars four have broken and fallen from there. The gap between the two pillars is 80 feet.
The incident happened at 9.00 pm on Monday and vibrations scared the locals as if an earth quake took place. The workers engaged in the welding work have run from there. The alertness of the workers prevented loss to life.
But the fall is due to the inferior quality material used in the construction as what the officials think. A tipper under the beams was damaged from the fall of the beams. The concerned officers or the construction company representatives did not reach the spot even at 11.30 at night.
The People who were in the vicinity of the incident and locals say that it is good that it happened now, before it is finished and opened!