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Flyover collapse: UP CM orders action against 7 officials

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

has ordered proceedings for strict penal action against former of UP and six others in connection with the flyover collapse, which killed at least 15 people earlier this week.

The gave these orders after a three-member team constituted to probe the lapses leading to the collapse, submitted its report last night, a senior government said.

Besides Mittal, action has been ordered against chief project Tewari, K R Sudan, Rajesh Singh, Lal Chand, former and additional Rajesh Pal, he said, adding four of them have already been placed under suspension.

The had yesterday shunted out Mittal from the post of UP

A portion of the flyover coming up in Narendra Modi's constituency collapsed on Tuesday, crushing a mini bus, cars and two-wheelers. Officials initially said 18 people were killed, but the toll was revised to 15 later.

The has asked the state Public Works Department and other agencies carrying out construction works to take all steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

He issued a check list needed to be strictly followed in all construction works. The points in the list included proper barricading of the and making alternative arrangement for traffic movement.

The said the chief minister has directed authorities concerned to make third-party inspection necessary of all important works to ensure quality.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 10:25 IST