Morbi bridge disaster: Fitness certificate not issued, says civic official

Morbi bridge catastrophe: Fitness certificates not issued, says civic official

  • In wake of the hanging bridge crash, which left a minimum of 35 useless and scores lacking, in Gujarat’s Morbi on Sunday night, the Morbi Municipal Committee’s Chief Executive Officer S.V. Zala, in a surprising revelation, mentioned that the bridge was opened for the general public with out a health certificates.
     

Morbi (Gujarat):  In wake of the hanging bridge crash, which left a minimum of 35 useless and scores lacking, in Gujarat’s Morbi on Sunday night, the Morbi Municipal Committee’s Chief Executive Officer S.V. Zala, in a surprising revelation, mentioned that the bridge was opened for the general public with out a health certificates.

Zala, addressing the native media, mentioned: “For a protracted interval, this bridge was closed for the general public… seven months in the past, a non-public firm was given contract for renovation and upkeep, and the bridge was reopened for the general public on October 26 (Gujarati New 12 months day) by the personal firm. The Nagar Palika has not issued a health certificates.”

He even claimed that it’s potential that the corporate may need obtained a health certificates from the engineering firm, however it was not submitted to the municipality until date. The firm, by itself and with out informing the civic physique, reopened the bridge for the general public, he alleged.

Former Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel additionally informed the media that usually when bridges are constructed or renovated, earlier than opening it for public, technical evaluation is should, and cargo bearing capability is examined and solely after it is a utilization certificates issued by the authority involved and the bridges can solely then be opened for the general public.

This hanging bridge was constructed by Morbi Dynasty rule Sir Vaghaji Thakor some 150 years in the past, and its size is 233 metres and it’s 4.6 toes extensive.



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