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UP to form bridge safety cell

Press Trust of India  |  Varanasi 

The Government will set up a bridge safety cell that will regularly inspect construction sites to prevent tragedies like yesterday's collapse.

Deputy said the government will form the "Setu Suraksha Cell" to keep an eye on all bridges and flyovers being constructed in the state.

The safety cell will ensure that precautions are taken at construction sites and there is no compromise with the quality of the work, Maurya told reporters today.

The cell will ensure the safety of people travelling in vehicles and on foot near the construction sites, he said. It will also make sure that the labourers are also safe.

visited yesterday, a few hours after accident and met the injured at the and the at Kabirchaura.

He instructed health officials to provide all medical facilties to the injured free of charge.

The today released a list of 15 people killed in the collapse. Yesterday, officials had put the toll at 18.

A portion of a being constructed by the fell, crushing vehicles passing under it.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 19:50 IST