Part of under-construction 'Rs 83 crore' bridge over Ganga collapses in UP's Bulandshahr

PWD has also constituted an inquiry committee in the case of the under-construction bridge that collapsed on the night of March 29.

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Courtesy: ANI

Three slabs of an under-construction bridge over the Ganga river in Gajraula village of this Uttar Pradesh district have collapsed. However, no casualties were reported in the incident. The bridge was being built  in Amroha at a cost of Rs 83 crore. 

Villagers accused usage of low-quality construction materials

The concrete bridge is being constructed under the supervision of the Bridge Corporation Department. Villagers had earlier also accused Setu Nigam employees of using low quality material. 

Due to bad weather, bridge collapsed

DM Chandra Prakash Singh said that the work of building the bridge was going on. There was no loss of life in the accident. We  do perform quality checks from time to time, and this incident may have been caused due to bad weather. An inquiry committee was formed under the chairmanship of PWD. After investigation, action will be taken against the culprits. 

PWD committee formed

PWD has also constituted an inquiry committee in the case of the under-construction bridge that collapsed on the night of March 29. A three-member investigation committee under the chairmanship of Chief Engineer Setu PWD will investigate this accident. According to PWD, the bridge is being constructed on EPC mode.  After investigation, action will be taken against the culprits.