DMRC chief says action will be taken against Gammon India

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New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): The Managing Director of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), E Sreedharan, on Sunday said he would take stock of the situation arising out of this morning's DMRC bridge collapse, and then decide what action was to be taken against the project contractor, Gammon India.

Sreedharan's comments came soon after he received a report that at least five people had been killed and 20 injured when an under-construction bridge of the Delhi Metro collapsed in Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi.

When reports last came in, at least one person was still trapped under the debris. The incident was reported from near Lady Shri Ram College in Dhamrutpur near Lajpat Nagar. The injured are being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Delhi police has been recording the statements of the people who were trapped and the witnesses at the site of the mishap, and police sources said that if there is evidence to indicate that despite the fault in existing construction, it was carried forward, then a case of culpable homicide will be registered.

Delhi Metro spokesperson Anuj Dayal said, "it was a structural collapse and we are investigating the matter."

The under-construction bridge fell on a water pipeline which led to some flooding in the area. An eyewitness said 20-25 labourers were working on the site. (ANI)

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