Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Porbandar flyover collapse: Two booked

Rajkot, Wed Feb 22 2012

Police have booked two persons on Tuesday after a police case was registered against a supervisor and labourers in connection with collapse of under-construction split-flyover in Porbandar. One person was killed and four were injured in the incident.

Based on a complaint by a labourer, Dharmendrasingh Ravidas, the Porbandar police have booked supervisor Nazir Shiekh and labourer Rajesh Rai Ekka for negligence on duty.

The complainant claimed that not due to poor construction quality but the flyover collapsed due to human error.

On Friday, a labourer, Gopikumar, on site of the flyover connecting Porbandar-Rajkot to Porbandar-Dwarka highway, died and four others were injured when a slab collapsed. The State Road and Building Department has been carrying out construction at cost of Rs 64 crore.

It was second incident of collapse for the same flyover in less than 30 days. However, in the first instance nobody was injured.

The project has been funded under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission. Though it is not a corporation, Porbandar, being birthplace of Mahatma Gadhi, has been selected as Mission City for which total grant to the tune of Rs 800 crore for various infrastructure development projects will be sanctioned in 10 years.

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