Cuttack: Panic gripped the locals and commuters after the Kathajodi bridge on the Mahanadi River in Cuttack city caved in today.
According to reports, a portion near to the bridge connecting Gopalpur and Link Road end developed cracks towards the edge.
Noticing the newly-developed crater on the busy road, the portion has been cordoned off by the police and movement of heavy vehicles has been banned on the bridge. The move has been taken to avoid further damage to the bridge and also to avoid any mishap.
Cuttack-Barabati MLA Muhammad Moquim also reached the spot to take stock of the situation.
The locals have expressed dismay over the incident.