Barricade falls, damages car

Published: 12th January 2013 10:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th January 2013 10:50 AM   |  A+A-


A car was damagd after a heavy barricade erected on the approach road of the North Railway Overbridge (RoB) fell on it on Friday evening. The incident is pointer towards the lax safety measures taken by the company which is constructing the North ROB for DMRC.

The incident occurred around 7 pm, when Asif, a Kerala High Court advocate, was driving across the North ROB. “The barricades erected on the approach road is dangerous.It was erected without being properly screwed to the ground. When the vehicles go through the approach road, the entire structure shakes. A bus, which was in front of my car, passed through at top speed. As a result, the barricade fell on the car. The top portion of the car was crushed, and the bonnet completely damaged. No official at the work site is ready to take responsibility. They are saying that it was minor accident,” he said.

The construction company’s site manager, on condition of anonymity, said that it was not a major accident, and that such accidents are common at work sites. “There is no need for controversy with regard to such incidents. We were erecting the barricade by drilling 20 cm holes and tightening each barricade by screwing it to the ground. But the accident occurred while we were tightening it,” he said. According to locals the barricade was installed one day ago and that it was not erected properly.

The police officials of the Traffic East Police Station said that a case has been registered against the construction company. Both parties have been called to police station for talks.


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