Yogi Adityanath orders action against 7 officials after Varanasi flyover collapse
The decision was taken by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister after the three-member probe panel submitted its report to him late Thursday night.india Updated: May 18, 2018 11:03 IST
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath ordered on Thursday that penal action should be taken against seven UP Bridge Corporation officials, including its managing director Rajan Mittal, in connection with the collapse of a section of the Varanasi flyover.
The decision was taken by the CM after the three-member probe panel submitted its report to him late Thursday night. Apparently pre-empting action against the UP Bridge Corporation MD Mittal, deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya relieved him from the post hours before CM ordered action.
While chief project manager HC Tiwari, project manager KR Sudan, assistant engineer Rajesh Singh & engineer Lal Chand were suspended with immediate effect on the day of the tragedy itself, others against whom action has been ordered on the basis of probe reports findings include former project manager Genda Lal and additional project manager Rajesh Pal.
The probe report has indicted these officials for not getting drawings approved by the competent authority before undertaking work, maintaining proper record and check-list at site of construction material being used and negligence in not taking due care in securely tying connecting beams in between the pillar columns with cross-beam.
Issuing a six-point check-list and procedure to be followed by all construction units in future projects, Yogi said any laxity on this count would not be tolerated. He has also called for third party inspection by an independent agency of all important projects.