MMRDA contractor to pay ₹1cr fine for girder crash
The Times of India Mumbai|January 18, 2022
Four months after a span of an under-construction elevated road, which was under construction, collapsed at Bandra Kurla on September 17 last year, the regional development authority, MMRDA, has penalised the contractor Rs 1 crore for “not taking adequate precaution, leading to the collapse”
ManthanK.Mehta

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The 65-metre-long and 8metre-wide two-lane span which collapsed weighs 250 metric tonnes.

The span was for the elevated, road which was under construction, which is an extension of Santacruz Chembur Link Road. Fourteen labourers had had an escape but sustained minor injuries.

A senior MMRDA official said, “We have imposed a fine of Rs 1 crore on J Kumar Infra Projects Ltd and another Rs 20 lakh on the consultant. Both these firms failed to ensure adequate material support that would ensure the span does not collapse.”

Metropolitan commissioner SVR Srinivas confirmed, “We have imposed the penalty to ensure accountability although no death had taken place.”

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