Bengaluru Metro pillar crash: BMRCL's silence being questioned

by IANS |

Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Suspicion and questions are being raised over the silence of the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on the exact cause for the recent tragedy involving the death of a woman and her son at the Metro construction site in Bengaluru.

After visiting the spot on December 10, BMRCL MD had assured action against the guilty within three days of getting the reports. To ascertain the technical lapse a team of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), RITES and BMRCL internal committee have taken up investigation.

However, the BMRCL is tight-lipped about the findings of the committee.

The BMRCL had suspended three engineers hired on contract basis and sent two notices to the Nagarjuna Construction Company, which is executing the contract. It is alleged that the action has stopped there.

However, there are no updates on steps to ensure the technical reason for the collapse of the iron pillar and if found guilty blacklisting of the company. It is also alleged that BMRCL is allegedly maintaining a deliberate silence over the issue.

No action is taken against the senior officers and permanent employees of BMRCL. It is raising questions over whether attempts are made to shield them.

Metro Employees Association Vice-President Satyanarayana Murthy alleged that along with the contractors, MD of BMRCL and CEO are accountable for the tragedy. He further alleged that the presence of officers without technical knowledge has resulted in such a tragedy. There is an attempt to cover up and protect officers who are guilty.

The woman, along with her son, had died following the collapse of iron pillars while passing through the site of Metro construction on a bike with her husband. The deceased were identified as 25-year-old Tejaswini and two-and-half-year old son Vihan.

Holding BMRCL accountable for the tragedy, the family of the deceased had lodged a complaint in this regard against the contractor and the Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC).

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Home Minister Araga Jnanendra have assured action against the guilty. Karnataka High Court has also taken up the case on its own for the probe.

Latest News
Sachin Tendulkar, BCCI office-bearers to felicitate World Cup-winning U19 women's team Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:19 AM
Female ex-SDF member sues Japan govt, abusers for sexual assault Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:18 AM
28 killed, 150 injured in blast at Peshawar mosque (3rd Ld) Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:15 AM
New cases declining, can achieve target of Leprosy Mukt Bharat by 2027: Mandaviya Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:14 AM
Upendra Kushwaha says stones pelted on his convoy in Bhojpur Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:12 AM
India's first glass igloo restaurant come up in J&K's Gulmarg Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:12 AM
Plane carrying Andhra Pradesh CM makes emergency landing Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:11 AM
MP minister Narottam Mishra plays anchor role in bringing back Katni mayor to BJP Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:10 AM
Protests in Assam over inclusion of 60 villages in Bodoland region Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 12:09 AM
Formula E World: Victory for Pascal Wehrlein and Porsche Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 12:15 PM
Man City beat Arsenal 1-0 to reach FA Cup fifth round Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 12:13 PM
Leipzig edge Stuttgart to move second in Bundesliga Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 12:05 PM
ILT20: Marcus Stoinis joins Sharjah Warriors, says he is mentally prepared for UAE weather Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 12:02 PM
Indian-American loses election to head Republican Party after challenging establishment Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 12:01 PM
Record rainfall overnight in Auckland causes massive flooding Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 11:59 AM