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Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla directs states for regular safety audits of ropeways

The circular sent by Bhalla recommended strict enforcement of all standard operating procedures and review of all ropeway projects for maintenance and safety measures.

Law Kumar Mishra | Updated on: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 07:06 PM IST

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla | File Image
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla | File Image
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Following the Trikuta hills ropeway tragedy, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla Wednesday directed the chief secretaries of all states to have regular safety audits of all ropeway projects.

The circular sent by Bhalla recommended strict enforcement of all standard operating procedures and review of all ropeway projects for maintenance and safety measures.

Bhalla asked the chief secretaries to appoint nodal officers to ensure safety measures on the ropeways.

According to the Union Home Secretary, "A mishap took place in the Trikuta hills in Deoghar in which trollies of ropeways broke down resulting in 18 trollies getting stranded in the air."

"This incident has highlighted the need for a detailed SOP and contingency plan on ropeways operations so as to prevent any such incident," Bhalla said.

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Published on: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 07:06 PM IST