One day after 22 workers died in the Mizoram tradegy, the four-member committee formed to probe the accident comprises RDSO's BP Awasthi, IIT Delhi's Dr. Dipti Ranjan Sahu, Sharad Kumar Agarwar of IRICN and Sandeep Sharma, chief bridge engineer of NF Railway.
New Delhi: One day after 22 workers died in the Mizoram tradegy, the Railway Ministry has constituted a four-member high-level committee to probe the causes of the collapse of a railway bridge under construction in Mizoram’s Aizawl district. The accident has killed 22 people so far. The committee has been asked to report on the inquiry within a month.
The four-member committee comprises BP Awasthi of RDSO, Dr. S.K. Dipti Ranjan Sahu, Sharad Kumar Agarwal of IRICN and Sandeep Sharma, chief bridge engineer of NF Railway.
The Works-I Branch of the Railway Board will be the modal branch for the functioning of the Committee and submission of reports of consideration by the Railway Board, implementation of the recommendation of the Committee and all related issues.
At least 22 people were killed and three others injured when a railway bridge under construction collapsed at Bairabi-Sairang near Aizawl on Wednesday. Four dead bodies were pulled out of the rubble during a rescue operation on Thursday. However, a worker is still believed to be missing.
All the victims were residents of Malda in West Bengal. Twenty-six workers were on the scene during the incident.
The railway said the bridge collapsed due to the fall of the gallantry on the bridge under construction. The Prime Minister has announced Rs 2 lakh to the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has promised Rs 10 lakh to the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured.