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Ludhiana flyover wall gives way, civic body blames rats

Punjab
Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 14 A major tragedy was averted when a portion of retaining wall of Gill Chowk flyover collapsed late on Sunday night. The flyover was constructed around eight years ago. Long traffic jams were witnessed at different places in city on Monday. Dharam Singh, Superintending Engineer of the local municipal corporation, said: “There is a garbage dump near the flyover. Rats breed there and dig holes near the flyover’s retaining walls. The flyover was constructed by Deepak Builders in 2010. Now, it is maintained by the NHAI and it would repair it.” Locals say a video related to the flyover was circulated around a month ago. In the video, a resident had claimed that the flyover could collapse anytime as soil and gravel was coming o...