Families of labourers who lost their lives or were wounded at the accident at Delhi Metro's construction site in Zamrudpur in South Delhi on July 12, have sued Gammon India, the civil contractors, and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for damages.
In a case filed in the Delhi High Court on Monday, Shramik Referral Centre, a NGO representing the victims, said the suit has been filed for causing wrongful death, damages, violation of public policy, exploitation, wanton and reckless disregard of safety norms and labour laws.
Amitabha Sen, the victims’ advocate said, "A multi-billion dollar company like Gammon should be held responsible for the accident and pay appropriate compensation to victims."
A Gammon India spokesperson said, “We haven’t received information in this regard. Hence we would not be able to react.” DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal, said, “We will follow the process of law and pay all compensation due under law. We have already disbursed ex-gratia as promised.”
Six persons had died and 15 were injured when a portion of under-construction metro line collapsed near Zamrudpur.