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Rapid Metro firm gets cracking on poor safety

gurgaon Updated: Nov 28, 2012 02:09 IST
HT Correspondent

After an HT report on Tuesday detailing safety lapses in the ongoing construction work for the Rapid Metro, the promoter firm held a top level meeting to take stock of the situation.

"Stringent safety measures will be put in place within a day," said a spokesperson of Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL).

In the meeting attended by RMGL managing director Sanjiv Rai, along with the contractors, it was decided that any labourer found working without a safety helmet at a work site will be fined. Rai also visited the construction corridor on Tuesday.

The spokesperson said contractors have been given strict instructions to place proper diversion signages, put up barricades and adequately illuminate the construction sites. Concrete slabs found lying on the roads along the central verges will also be removed, he added.

The move comes after a 21-year-old bike-borne youth died on Saturday after a 15-foot-long girder fell on him at DLF Cyber City.

On October 8, nearly 10 labourers had a miraculous escape when the floor of a building peeled off.

The R1,099-crore Rapid Metro project is the first such privately-funded project. Scheduled to become operational early next year, the 6.1-km-long intra-city rail service will connect DLF Cyber City to the Sikanderpur Metro station.