FIR against officials in Varanasi flyover collapse

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 May 2018 08:43:24



THE police have registered an FIR over on Tuesday’s flyover collapse against officials of the Uttar Pradesh State Bridge Corporation Ltd, a Government-run entity that has faced criticism also in the past over the standard of its work.

The corporation received flak earlier after some bridges built by it developed cracks. There has also been controversy over managing director Rajan Mittal, who was removed from the post by the previous Samajwadi party Government but reinstated after the BJP came to power in the State. The FIR was lodged at a police station here a day after a portion of the flyover being built by the corporation fell on passing vehicles.

The State Government said on Wednesday that 15 people were killed. Officials on Tuesday had put the toll at 18. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, visited Varanasi late last night and met the injured.