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2-member panel formed to look into monorail mishap

mumbai Updated: Jul 05, 2011 01:50 IST
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A two-member committee has been formed by the planning authority to inquire into Friday’s monorail mishap at Chembur, which claimed two lives.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has appointed a committee comprising MV Patil, former secretary, public works department, government of Maharashtra, and PM Deshpande, former chief engineer, CIDCO.

“The scope for the committee is clear. Investigating the reasons of the accident, fixing the responsibility of the accident, if any; and suggesting guidelines to avoid such occurrences in the future,” said additional metropolitan commissioner Ashwini Bhide.

The committee is expected to submit its report to the metropolitan commissioner within a period of 15 days.

Two workers were killed, and two others injured, when a beam being used for construction of a monorail bridge collapsed in Chembur on Friday evening.

Two workers were killed, and two others injured, when a beam being used for construction of a monorail bridge collapsed in Chembur on Friday evening.

The 60-tonne beam, being installed near Mysore Colony, RCF Road, crashed as the crane holding the clamp slipped at around 6.30pm. Baldev Singh, 45, and Dinesh Kumar, 22, employees of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), the company executing the project, were killed on the spot.

Both L&T and Louis Berger, the consultant for the project, too have initiated independent probe in to the matter. Friday’s mishap has raised questions of safety norms that are being followed by the planning authority.