Bengaluru: Providential escape for Namma Metro labourers as crane plummets during work

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Oct 24: A number of labourers working for Namma Metro project had a narrow escape on Sunday October 24 as a heavy crane fell from a height of 40 ft. It is said that the negligence of the staff was responsible for this mishap.

Namma Metro Phase-2 work is going on between Silk Board and KR Puram. At around 6.30 am the machine that joins the segment snapped midway and fell. Labourers who were below escaped by a whisker.

Though engineers visited the spot, Metro officials did not arrive even after six hours of the incident, media reports claimed.

On September 22, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai had personally witnessed the drilling machine emerging after drilling a tunnel at Shivaji Nagar Metro station during the second phase work of Namma Metro. The machine had drilled a tunnel of 855 meters in the Kalena Agrahara-Nagawara route.

Speaking to reporters, Namma Metro MD Anjum Parvez said, "This is the first time such a mishap took place during phase 2 of the Namma Metro work. The broken launcher cannot be used again. There is a possibility that the work will get delayed by two or three weeks because of this incident. However, we will still manage to complete the work within schedule. We have already ordered an inquiry into the mishap."

Last month, there was a landslip at Tannery road at the site of Kottigere to Nagavara Metro work. The owners of the land had accused officials of BMRCL as being responsible for the incident.




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  • Francis Lewis, Sasthan

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Heavy Penalty to be imposed on the Contractor without any Mercy for not taken precautions during installation of the steel structures. Metro Officers not reached the spot even after Six hours and see the quality work these people are doing.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    God is great....poor labourers who are treated like slaves in third world counties including India have no one to raise their voice as they are not organized...the safety standards of India are very very poor...Only God has to save these poor people...even while walking on the road in land of monkeys i feel scared because there is no footpath and no traffic sense....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Another Pumpwell ...

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    This damage / loss will be adjusted with poor work in the remaining work.

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