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Cable fault leads to lift ?crash?

A PWD operated lift used by doctors at the M Y Hospital came down speedily to the basement on Friday morning creating panic for sometime that it had ?crashed?.

india Updated: Nov 25, 2006 17:51 IST

A PWD operated lift used by doctors at the M Y Hospital came down speedily to the basement on Friday morning creating panic for sometime that it had ‘crashed’.

However, none of the four doctors in the lift and the operator were injured in the incident. The liftman has been transferred after the incident.

Lots of people gathered around to take a look at the lift when it came down fast to the basement at around 10.15 am. MY Superintendent Dr D K Jain said, “The lift came down speedily from the fourth floor after there was some cable fault. You may or may not call it as a crash, but the lift was operational after PWD engineers came to the spot soon and took a look at it.”

But it does have frequent problems and the lift had been repaired just yesterday, he said. Denying that the lift had “crashed” as reported by an engineer, PWD engineer at the MY Hospital P R Indoray said, “The lift did not crash. There was a little miscommunication and two persons had pushed two different buttons almost simultaneously following which the lift came down instead of going up as liftman Ramsanjeevan had expected.”

Ramsanjeevan got panicky and rushed to the PWD office in the MY premises and reported the incident to Indoray, who soon went to the venue but found the lift to be working normally.

“However, Ramsanjeevan, who was a PWD driver posted here as a liftman, has been transferred to the Collectorate immediately,” Indoray added.

PWD has already decided to outsource the liftman’s work and the process has already begun in this regard. There have been lot of complaints about the lift for a long time and it has also been alleged that rats have eaten most of the cable, which leads to frequent mishaps involving the lift.