Court reserves order on Delhi Metro pillar collapse

July 6th, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday reserved its order on a plea by the Delhi Metro against its order directing it to disclose the design of a pillar of its elevated corridor in south Delhi which collapsed in 2009, killing six people.

The division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna reserved the order after hearing arguments from the applicant as well as the attorney general of India.

The bench was hearing an appeal against a single judge’s December 2010 order to provide information to architect Sudhir Vohra who sought all details of both the pile foundation and the superstructure, including all steel reinforcement details, foundation details, engineering calculations and soil tests for the cantilevered bracket of Metro pillar number 67 at Zamrudpur near Lajpat Nagar.

The pillar that collapsed was on the Central Secretariat-Badarpur Metro line, which is now operational.

The Delhi Metro refused to share any details with the architect, saying it held the intellectual property right of the designs and other details and their disclosure would affect the commercial interest of the company which made it.

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