Under- construction overbridge collapses

Indore: A portion of the Teen- Imali chauraha to Khandwa Road overbridge came crashing down on Thursday morning leaving three persons injured. The Khandwa road side portion of the bridge collapsed. Its slab was laid a few days ago. Bhanwarkua police have registered a case against the company contractor and engineer in the matter. The incident took place at 8 am on Wednesday. According to Bhanwarkua police, the injured include Suribai ( 14), Meerabai ( 25) and Ratansingh ( 25) in the incident. The three injured were watering the surface of the bridge when the incident took place.

Indore Under Construction Bridge Collaps
Indore Under Construction Bridge Collaps

The company executing the construction work claims that a truck rammed into one of the pillars of the overbridge causing the mishap. However, police have denied this statement and have registered a case of use of substandard material as cause of the mishap. CSP Shashikant Kankane said that the bridge fell because of Construction

Company’s negligence and a case in this respect has been registered against the contractor Anupam and engineer K P Singh.

In afternoon the higher officials of the PWD including chief engineers B P Patel, superintending engineers Akhilesh Upadhyay and executive engineer Anand Mishra visited the site.

Probe panel: Collector Akash Tripathi told Free Press that the district administration has constituted a threemember inquiry committee which will submit its report within a week. The members of the panel include additional collector, superintending engineer of PWD and one representative from directors of SGITS.

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