Report on accident on Metro Laxmi Nagar site after Diwali

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New Delhi, Oct 26 (UNI) The three-member committee appointed by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to probe the last Sunday's accident on its Laxmi Nagar construction site will submit its report after Diwali.

A three-member inquiry committee comprising an IIT structural engineering professor, a foreign expert and the DMRC Chief Engineer (Design) was constituted by the DMRC on October 19 to probe the accident wherein an under construction Delhi Metro bridge fell along with a launcher near Laxmi Nagar in East Delhi, leaving two dead and several others injured.

''The inquiry committee has to submit its report in ten days time from the date it was set up. So, the report is expected sometime after Diwali,'' DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dyal told UNI.

The DMRC has already dismissed an assistant engineer incharge of the site and suspended a junior engineer at the site.

Further, the project Manager and Dy Project Manager of the contractor have been removed from all DMRC works.

A fine of Rs 10 lakh has been imposed on the contractor M/s Afcons and further action against the contractor will be decided on completion of the enquiry.

For those grievously injured in the incident, an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh has been announced while for those with minor injuries Rs 10,000 will be paid.

Rs 5 lakh has been announced as ex-gratia to the deceased apart from the compensation which they will receive under the Workman Compensation Act.

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