CHENNAI: Expressing anguish and agony at the collapse of a 11-storey building under construction at Mugalivakkam near Porur in which many workers are trapped, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday deputed Animal Husbandry Minister TKM Chinnaiya and top revenue officials to the spot to expedite rescue and relief operations.
While directing officials to rescue those trapped inside the collapsed building safely, the Chief Minister said proper treatment should be given to the affected. Further, she also directed the police officials to take action against those responsible for this accident.
Following the CM’s orders, TS Sridhar, Commissioner of Revenue Administration, Disaster Management and Mitigation, S George, Chennai City Police Commissioner, Kancheepuram District Collector K Bhakaran and senior officials have rushed to the spot. Also 12 fire fighting vehicles have been pressed into the service and 12 ambulances kept ready for taking those rescued from the debris.
Personnel from the National Disaster Response Force at Arkonam have also rushed to the spot. The staff of Public Works Department, Highways Department, Chennai Metro Rail and Chennai Corporation have also been sent to Mugalivakkam. Necessary Lighting arrangements have been made to continue to rescue operations during the night time, the Chief Minister said.