Kolkata flyover collapse: Article and Views Invited

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Dear Readers,

About 60-metre-long portion of the under-construction Vivekananda flyover in Kolkata had collapsed on Thursday, March 31, 2016 following which the police registered a case against IVRCL under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) and 407 of the IPC and sealed the local office of the company engaged in flyover’s construction.

At least 26 people were killed and at least 90 people were injured in the accident of which several are still admitted in various hospitals.

Years of delays may have caused corrosion to metal elements of the flyover, undermining its stability, according to rescuers who examined the wreckage.

Kolkata Police filed an FIR against IVRCL Even though five officials of IVRCL have been detained by the Police.

IVRCL is a BSE listed firm.

Article, views, analicise and case stuies are invited on industrial safety, responsibility of construction indutry, Safety in PPP construction projects, Construction qulity in Govt construction projects and many other important issues on safety to be covered in IndiaCSR.in

Contribution can be sent at editor@indiacsr.in

Additional reading:

http://ivrcl.com/pdf/newpressreleases/IVRCL%20Press%20Release_Kolkata%20Flyover%20Incident.pdf

http://www.sebi.gov.in/dp/ivrclinfra.pdf

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