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Flyover collapse:UP Bridge Corporation MD removed

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The government today removed UP in the wake of the flyover collapse earlier this week.

Deputy Keshav Maurya, who is also the for (PWD), said in a tweet that Mittal has been relieved from the post of MD with immediate effect.

The said J K Srivastav, (externally aided projects) in UP PWD, has been posted as the new MD of the corporation.

Mittal's removal comes after a part of the flyover being built in Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people.

had constituted a three-member committee to go into the accident and submit its report within 48 hours.

The UP was constructing the 2261-metre flyover at a cost of Rs 129 crore.

The span which fell was laid barely three months ago.

The government had immediately suspended four officials of the corporation looking after the work in

The police have also registered an FIR against the corporation.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 17:55 IST