After Varanasi tragedy, Congress steps up over under-construction bridges in Goa

22 May 2018, 04:02 PM
After Varanasi tragedy, Congress steps up over under-construction bridges in Goa (Representative Image)
After Varanasi tragedy, Congress steps up over under-construction bridges in Goa (Representative Image)

After the Varanasi bridge tragedy that claimed several lives, the Congress has demanded structural audit of the two bridges being built across Mandovi and Zuari rivers in Goa.

"This audit along with the quality control steps are essential and there should be no room to shift the blame as it was done in Varanasi," former Goa Congress Chief Shantaram Naik said in a letter to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Recently, a section of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi collapsed, killing several people. Taking precaution in view of the tragedy, Naik wrote to Gadkari on Sunday to highlight the demand.

Naik demanded structural audit of the under-construction bridges on Mandovi river in Panaji and Zuari river at Agassaim village.

"Two important bridges are being built over Mandovi and Zuari rivers, besides others. They are at various stages of construction. Therefore, appropriate audit of these under-construction bridges be ordered," he said in the letter.

Naik also demanded that the names of all companies, which have been awarded contracts, sub-contracts and other responsibilities be displayed at the site of the bridges along with other details.

First Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 03:56 PM
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