Days after the deadly flyover collapse incident, which left at least 18 people dead and more than 11 injured, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid a surprise visit to various under-construction sites including hospitals, water treatment plant and pumping station in Varanasi on Saturday.
During his visit, Adityanath at first inspected the ESI hospital. He asked the concerned authorities to get the construction work done by December 2018.
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Thereafter, Adityanath headed to Sarnath to inspect the condition of the 100 MLD Water Treatment Plant, which after completion is expected to source clean water to 7 lakh and 27 thousand people. The project is expected to be ready by November later this year.
He later visited a pumping station in Chowka Ghat and a cancer hospital in Leher Tara.
The Chief Minister asked the officers on duty to get the pumping station ready by June 29.
The Chief Minister also asked the officers on duty to construct the cancer hospital as soon as possible since it's being made for the welfare of the society.
In the Nariya locality near the Banaras Hindu University, Adityanath visited the construction site of Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya Hospital.
Adityanath ordered the concerned department to get the hospital ready by December 2018.
CM Adityanath is taking all the under-construction sites into consideration after the flyover mishap.
Following the incident which took place on May 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Adityanath announced ex-gratia for the affected families.
Earlier on Thursday, in its report submitted by the three-member panel instituted by CM Adityanath to probe the incident, six major lapses in the project were pointed out.
The probe committee found that the drawings used in the construction had not been approved by the competent officer of the department.
The high-level probe panel has further pointed out in its report that the beams laid between the columns had not been tied with the cross beams.
The report further says that the UP State Bridge Corporation Limited did not maintain a record of the batch mix plant because of which the ratio of cement, sand and grit used to cast the beams was not affirmatively as per the set standards and had also not been checked by officials.
The team also found that the agency had not carried out any kind of barricading at the construction site and had not provided an alternative route for movement of traffic on the stretch.
The probe committee recommended strict disciplinary action against seven officials including managing director Rajan Mittal, chief project manager SC Tiwari, former project manager Genda Lal, project manager KR Sudan, assistant project manager Rajendra Singh and junior project managers Rajesh Pal and Lal Chand. The MD Rajan Mittal was removed from the post on Thursday.
A First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged under sections 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), section 308 (Attempt to commit culpable homicide) and section 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).