Varanasi: Yet another under construction flyover collapses in PM Modi’s constituency

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In less than 3 weeks of a flyover collapse killing 15, yet another under construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi on Friday.

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No casualty was reported, as the route was already blocked for traffic movement. The district magistrate ordered for a magisterial probe into the matter, reported TOI.

According to reports, the incident occurred around 4 am near Chamao gate in Tarna market. Under four-lane road widening project of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) the construction of a flyover is in progress.

The project manager of NHAI Pankaj Singh said, “A 12-meter long shuttering plate hanged in the air due to loosening of nut. The officials and workers present at the site safely brought down the hanging plate immediately.”

He claimed that the safety measures are being followed strictly in construction of the flyover, and the route had already been diverted, reported TOI.

“No casualty or mishap occurred at the construction site,” he added.

DM Yogeshwar Ram Mishra ordered a magisterial investigation into the matter. Appointing ADM (city) Virendra Pandey as the investigating officer, Mishra has asked him to submit the report at the earliest.

Earlier, around 15 people were killed and several other were injured when two beams of another under construction Chowkaghat-Lahartara flyover collapsed near Cantonment railway station on 15 May.

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