Two Delhi Metro engineers suspended after report on crack in Noida metro pillar

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): Delhi Metro Managing Director Mangu Singh has ordered the suspension of two engineers with immediate effect after the findings of the enquiry committee constituted to investigate the problem which has caused deflection in one of the cantilever arms of the Noida City Centre Metro Station on Dwarka - Noida line.

The findings of the enquiry committee were accepted by DMRC's Managing Director this evening following which the decision to suspend two engineers ((one Junior Engineer and one Assistant Engineer, now working as Executive Engineer) was taken.

The DMRC will be taking up the trial of these engineers as per the organization's disciplinary and appeal procedures .

To ensure that this type of failure doesn't happen again in the construction monitoring methodology adopted by DMRC, the DMRC's Managing Director has also ordered that in future before any concreting is done in such cases, photographic evidence of the material used beforehand should be kept on the record to reinforce the checking process.

The high-level investigation committee was instituted by DMRC's Managing Director.

The committee, comprising of Sahadeva Singh, Chief Project Manager - 7, Surya Prakash, Chief General Manager/ Civil and A.K.Gupta, Chief General Manager/ Planning, was instituted following the detection of a deflection in one of the cantilever arms of the station on September 13, 2013.

Preliminary findings of the report are as follows: The detailing of reinforcement as provided in the approved drawing has not been completely adhered to by the execution team of the contractor. This aspect was also not verified by the DMRC engineer who failed to detect the lapses before allowing further casting of the girder. Responsibility for ensuring work as per drawing is with design and building contractor which was M/s Gammon India Ltd -JMC JV and with M/S Arch Consultant, as the design consultant. Action against contractor will be as per the terms of contract since liability lies with the contractor. (ANI)


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