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Metro accident inquiry report submitted

delhi Updated: Jul 24, 2009 17:24 IST
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A report by a four-member expert committee probing Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) worst accident on July 12, which killed six people, has been submitted to DMRC Managing Director E Sreedharan, an official said on Friday.

"The report was received at 7.30 pm on Thurs (Thursday). Sreedharan has asked a group of directors of DMRC to examine the report after which he will review it himself," DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal told IANS.

The committee headed by AK Nagpal of the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi probed the collapse of an under-construction beam meant to support the elevated rail track connecting central Delhi to Badarpur in the south of the capital.

"Based on the findings of the report action is likely to be taken by DMRC next week," Dayal added.

The report was due Wednesday, but the team, which also included two DMRC officials, had asked for an extension.

While details of the inquiry are still unclear, official sources say that the report has blamed DMRC's contractor for the under construction metro rail link, Gammon India.

Another official said that strict action is likely against DMRC officials who were involved in projects on the stretch.

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