Six arrested for Hyderabad flyover collapse

April 9th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by admin  

Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh police Wednesday arrested six people in a case relating to the collapse of a part of under-construction flyover here last year. The six accused, including two engineers of Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB), were arrested and produced before a court along with the charge sheet, said a statement from the police commissioner’s office.

Two people were killed and scores of others were injured when a part of a flyover under construction at Panjagutta, in the heart of the city, collapsed due to heavy rains Sep 9.

An inquiry committee of five technical experts found that the negligence on the part of employees of the companies building the flyover led to the mishap.

Several cars and two-wheelers were also damaged in the collapse.

The inquiry committee, in its report, concluded that the negligence of Gammon India Private Limited and Tanikella Integrated Consultants and officials of HMWS&SB caused the mishap. They failed to fill the excavated trenches for laying the pipelines with stone quarry as per the standard procedure.

The report found fault with two employees each of Gammon India Private Limited and Tanikella Integrated Consultants each and a deputy general manager and manager (engineering) of HMWS&SB.

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