Sunday mishap: Maha Metro suspends two in-charge engineers for negligence

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Oct 2017 09:12:04


Staff Reporter,

No drilling during night hours

Metro to bear expenditure for hospitalisation of injured women

Taking a very cognisance of the serious mishap which took place on Sunday, Maha Metro has suspended two incharge engineers for their negligence leading to accident near Ambedkar Square. They were found guilty in the primary inquiry conducted by the Nagpur Metro Rail. Alarmed by this accident in which two women were seriously injured, Metro authorities have issued several directions to enhance security. The Metro has decided to stop drilling work during night hours from 11 pm to 5 am.

The Maha Metro has also levied fine of Rs 10 lakh to ITD Cementation Company and Rs 2 lakh fine against AGIES company for their carelessness in adhering to prescribed security measures. Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director of Maha Metro has directed administration to take entire responsibility of the treatment of the injured lady.

It may be mentioned that Aami Jay Joshi (24), Sadhna Yogesh Joshi (70) were seriously injured after a Load Testing Unit of MahaMetro came crashing down and hit a moped at Ambedkar Square, Central Avenue, on Sunday.
The metro rail workers had done load testing work at the site on Saturday. The unit was placed on a pillar at work site- the East-West corridor of Nagpur Metro Project. The unit moved from the its place and came crashing on to the ground. Fortunately it first fell on the barricade and thereafter the barricade fell on the moving Activa moped on the adjoining portion of road.

Mahesh Kumar, Director (Project) and Anil Kokate, General Manager (Administration) gave information to Dr. Dixit in a meeting regarding careless approach of contractor company, engineers. They have decided to take some urgent steps regarding security at the sites and directed for immediate enforcement of these steps. They also warned that the contractor companies may face music, if they fail to implement it. These companies will have to pay fine for dereliction in work.

Devendra Ramtekkar, Executive Director (Reach I), Suresh Kumar, Mahadev Swami, Arun Kumar, Mohammed Hasan Zazau, Arvind Giri and others were present in the meeting. The metro has decided to stop the drilling work between 11 pm to 5 am. The patrolling team will visit the sites and direct to arrange all barricades, install half barricade at squares, and also deploy traffic wardens with red flags. The number of traffic marshalls will be increased and diversion marks will be in place at sites.