Kolkata Flyover Collapse: 3 IVRCL Officials Arrested


Kolkata: Three top IVRCL  officials have been arrested from Kolkata in connection to the Vivekananda flyover collapse on Thursday which left 24 people dead. 

The arrested officials are assistant manager Dibyajyoti Mazumdar, structural manager Pradeep Saha and Senior AGM Mallikarjun. The officials were detained and later arrested after questioning on Friday.

Meanwhile, the chief engineer of KMDA along with another personnel have been suspended.

The Kolkata office of IVRCL, the builder of the Vivekananda flyover was earlier sealed.

Within hours of concrete being poured into a framework of steel girders on Thursday, a 100-metre stretch of the overpass collapsed, crushing pedestrians and cars on the road at lunchtime.

The bridge has been under construction since 2009. The company was given an 18-month deadline and a budget of nearly Rs. 165 crore to complete the project but after seven years, only about 60 percent of the work has been done.

Apart from this flyover, IVRCL got 27 projects across India the same year. Last year, it posted a loss of 672 crore and recently, a consortium of banks took over

A high level 6 membered probe panel has been formed by CM Mamata Bannerjee to investigate the incident.

According to PTI, Government is going to review all ongoing highway and bridge projects in the wake of Kolkata mishap. HM Rajnath Singh spoke with CM Mamata Banerjee and assureed her all help possible in the matter of the bridge collapse.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will visit the accident site in Kolkata tomorrow, reports ANI.