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MCD commissioner questioned

MCD Commissioner KS Mehra has been asked to file a reply regarding the flyover incident on Tuesday and the issue would also be raised in the Standing Committee meeting to be held on Wednesday, sources said.

delhi Updated: Jun 25, 2008 00:06 IST
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MCD Commissioner KS Mehra has been asked to file a reply regarding the flyover incident on Tuesday and the issue would also be raised in the Standing Committee meeting to be held on Wednesday, sources said.

The civic body has also asked Mehra to prepare a report on the status of all flyovers in the MCD limits. Even as the MCD staff carry out a timely inspection of all flyovers, Standing Committee chairman Vijendra Gupta said there is a further need to streamline the process to avoid such incidents. There are in all 27 flyovers in MCD limits.

While the civic body might pass the buck to the company constructing the flyover, it is a known fact there are no stringent checks to ensure similar incidents don’t take place. MCD officials said possibly poor quality of material has led to Tuesday’s incident.

Officials pointed out another reason is the huge increase in traffic volume. “Delhi has witnessed a huge rise in number of vehicles and possibly the flyovers were designed with lower load,” the officials added.