An elevated street being constructed as a part of the Dwarka Expressway undertaking in Gurgaon collapsed on Sunday morning. Three labourers on the web site had been injured. The Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in addition to Gurgaon Police have initiated separate probes into the matter.
NHAI officers mentioned the “underneath erection span and adjoining span”, positioned between piers quantity 107 and 108, and piers quantity 108 and 109, collapsed round 7.30 am. The stretch is positioned close to Daultabad Chowk.
In an official assertion on Sunday night, NHAI mentioned, “No casualties had been reported and three staff suffered minor accidents, who’ve been discharged from hospital…The accident web site is being secured with mandatory precautions taken to stop any additional damages. An professional committee is being constituted… to establish the rationale of failure resulting in the accident.”
“Authority has considered the incident critically and pending the end result of the investigation by the committee, the involved key personnel of the contractor M/s L&T and Supervision Guide M/s AECOM have been suspended as per Customary Working Process (SOP) of NHAI,” added the assertion.
Nirman Jambulkar, Undertaking Director, Dwarka Expressway, mentioned an professional committee is being constituted to probe the matter: “The explanation for the collapse is but to be decided. An in depth investigation is required to establish why the street collapsed as there are lots of mechanical parts, civil parts, numerous equipment, materials, and numerous processes concerned in building.”
DCP (West) Deepak Saharan advised The Indian The Press Reporter, “Three labourers working on the web site sustained accidents… We are going to take their statements and conduct an investigation to find out the rationale for the collapse. No FIR has been registered but.”
Labourers on the web site, in the meantime, mentioned the truth that the collapse occurred on a Sunday was a “blessing”. “These of us on evening shift had left the location solely at 7.15 am, minutes earlier than the part got here down. Happily, because it was a Sunday, our day without work, labourers on the day shift weren’t current. On some other day, there are a minimum of 15-20 staff on the location at any given time limit. The accidents might have been a lot worse and there might have been a number of fatalities,” mentioned a labourer on situation of anonymity.
The Dwarka Expressway is a 29 km-long undertaking, of which 18.9 km is positioned in Haryana and the remainder in Delhi. It runs from Kherki Daula toll plaza on NH-48 in Gurgaon as much as the Shiv Murti on the identical expressway in Delhi. Officers mentioned 23 km is elevated. All the undertaking is anticipated to value round Rs 9,000 crore.
The collapse comes lower than a month after Union Minister of Street Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inspected the location on March 4. Throughout Gadkari’s go to, NHAI officers had revealed that the Haryana part of the expressway can be accomplished by the tip of this 12 months, with 50% of the work already achieved. The Delhi part, they’d mentioned, can be achieved by the tip of subsequent 12 months.
That is the second such construction within the metropolis to return crumbling down in lower than eight months. On August 22 final 12 months, a portion of an elevated street being constructed as a part of the Sohna street undertaking had collapsed. No one was injured in that incident.