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State ignored security: Cong leader

A week after the Bandra-Worli sealink was opened to the public, a senior Congress leader has criticised the state government for neglecting the bridge’s security.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2009 01:31 IST
HT Political Bureau

A week after the Bandra-Worli sealink was opened to the public, a senior Congress leader has criticised the state government for neglecting the bridge’s security.

Kanhaiyalal Gidwani has accused the government of ignoring the sealink’s safety despite “the central government’s advice that the state should give importance to vigilance as it faces threat through seaway.”

“The government did not find time to put in place security measures for the sealink,” Gidwani said. The senior leader on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and Home Minister Jayant Patil on the issue through his non-governmental organisation, Nagriec.

Patil told Hindustan Times that he would decide on the course of action only after reading the memorandum. “Anyways, all efforts are being made to ensure the safety of the sealink.”