Uttarakhand Latest News: Four Lane Bridge Collapse On Rishikesh Badrinath Highway, 14 Labourers Injured – Fourlane Bridge Under Construction Dropped On Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway, Death Of One Laborer, 13 Hospitalized


News Desk, Amar Ujala, Rishikesh
Updated Sun, 22 Nov 2020 08:48 PM IST

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A painful accident occurred on Sunday night on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway in Uttarakhand. An under-construction forelane bridge collapsed near Gular. According to the information, 15 laborers were working here, in which 14 workers were referred to the Higher Center in critical condition, out of which one laborer died during treatment. SDRF officials have confirmed this.

As soon as the information was received, the police administration and SDRF team left for the spot. According to Munikireeti Police Station RK Sakalani, one laborer was safe in the accident, while 13 were seriously injured.

According to Mr Pritanjay Sharma, Assistant Engineer, PWD National Highway Section, the accident occurred during the shuttering of the bridge. The bridge was to be slab on Monday. Half of the 90 meter bridge has already been built. Now 45 meters had to be built. The shuttering of the under construction part has fallen.

He informed that Raj Shyama Construction Company is working in this package. While the Government of India has appointed Ayolija Construction Pvt Ltd as a consultancy agency. Consultancy works under the supervision of the company. There were no complaints of work disturbances from the company.

At the same time, Public Works Department Secretary RK Sudhanshu has ordered the Chief Engineer of NH to investigate the accident. He said that action will be taken against the contractor in the case. The team has also been sent for investigation.

A truck reached Pokhari carrying ration from Ramnagar in Pokhari, uncontrolled in Vinayakadhar and rolled into a ditch and fell on the roof of a house. Truck driver Mahendra Singh (50) of Bhavaniganj, Ramnagar, Nainital died in the accident.

Pokhari police station in-charge Manohar Bhandari said that the driver was putting the truck on the roadside in Vinayakdhar on Sunday evening at about five o’clock from Ramnagar, during which the truck uncontrollably fell into the ditch and got stuck on the roof of a house.

The police team reached the spot and removed the driver from the ditch and admitted him to the Community Health Center Pokhari from the ambulance. Where after the first aid, he was referred to the Higher Center for treatment. On the way to the Higher Center, he died on the way.

A painful accident occurred on Sunday night on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway in Uttarakhand. An under-construction forelane bridge collapsed near Gular. According to the information, 15 laborers were working here, in which 14 workers were referred to the Higher Center in critical condition, out of which one laborer died during treatment. SDRF officials have confirmed this.

As soon as the information was received, the police administration and SDRF team left for the spot. According to Munikireeti Police Station RK Sakalani, one laborer was safe in the accident, while 13 were seriously injured.

According to Mr Pritanjay Sharma, Assistant Engineer, PWD National Highway Section, the accident occurred during the shuttering of the bridge. The bridge was to be slab on Monday. Half of the 90 meter bridge has already been built. Now 45 meters had to be built. The shuttering of the under construction part has fallen.

He informed that Raj Shyama Construction Company is working in this package. While the Government of India has appointed Ayolija Construction Pvt Ltd as a consultancy agency. Consultancy works under the supervision of the company. There were no complaints of work disturbances from the company.

At the same time, Public Works Department Secretary RK Sudhanshu has ordered the Chief Engineer of NH to investigate the accident. He said that action will be taken against the contractor in the case. The team has also been sent for investigation.

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