Five people were injured on Monday morning when a steel girder of the upcoming metro line at Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad fell on the busy road below.
Following the mishap that left several people injured at the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) Dilshad Garden – New Bus Adda corridor on Monday, the DMRC has initiated strict action against the contractor and sub-contractor while announcing financial aid for the injured. Further, the DMRC is also taking care of the medical expenses of the injured people.
Five people were injured in the tragic incident, when a steel girder of a foot over bridge (FOB) of the upcoming metro line at Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad fell on the busy road below. The girder smashed an auto-rickshaw while damaging a car and a motorcycle passing by. The incident injured passengers of the auto rickshaw and the motorcyclist.
As per sources, the injured people include Seema (25), Radhey Shyam, Inderjeet (39), Gulzar (26), Atul Gaur (30) and Raje Gautam. While Inderjeet (39) was driving the auto rickshaw, Guljar (26) was riding the motorcycle. The injured were rushed to the nearby Narinder Mohan Hospital and are undergoing treatment.
The Chief Project Manager and General Manager ( Safety) of DMRC had also visited the site to take stock of the situation following the incident.
A spokesperson of DMRC confirmed that the project in-charge of M/s GYT TPL and main contractor of Mohan Nagar station has been removed while the services of the sub contractor Ruby Enterprises has been terminated. A show cause notice will be served to both of them and they will be barred from taking part in any future work for DMRC.
An FIR was also lodged at the Sahibabad police station against the sub contractor following complaints from family members of Inderjeet, the auto driver. The FIR was lodged under IPC sections 337 - Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others and 338 - Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others.
DMRC’s Assistant Engineer and Junior Engineer in charge of the site have been suspended.
“An ex gratia payment of two lakh rupees will be paid to those who have been seriously injured and an amount of one lakh rupees will be paid to those with minor injuries. The medical expenses of all the injured people are also being taken care of,” said a DMRC spokesperson.
Meanwhile, sources at the Narinder Mohan Hospital confirmed that one of the five injured people was released after initial treatment. Among the remaining four, two are undergoing treatment at the emergency ward while another two are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit(ICU) of the hospital. “Seema and Atul are undergoing treatment at the ICU. Although both are stable, Atul is doing better than Seema,” said a staff posted at the hospital.