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Gammon India denies negligence, government promises action

delhi Updated: Jul 13, 2009 15:18 IST

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Gammon India, the company carrying out the construction work at the Delhi Metro site where six people were killed as a section of a elevated viaduct collapsed, denied negligence on its part and said all safety measures had been taken.

"We followed highest safety measures and have safety engineers. We are an ISO certified company and prima facie I don't find any mistake on our part," said Umesh Gupta, vice-president Gammon India.

Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy said, "We will not spare any one, including Gammon India, found guilty. We are yet to receive the inquiry committee report. Accountability will be fixed." The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is a joint venture of the central and Delhi governments.

"The contractor always becomes a soft target. I won't comment more than this. Let's wait for the inquiry committee report," Umesh Gupta of Gammon India said.

A section of the elevated rail track that Gammon India was constructing to connect the Central Secretariat with Badarpur in the far south collapsed at Zamrudpur on Sunday, killing six people and injuring 15.

On Monday, five other people were injured at the same site as three cranes and a launching girder toppled over.

The central government has assured action against those responsible for the accident.