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Morbi Bridge Collapse: Tourist Spot Turns into a Death Trap

  • Posted on November 2, 2022
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  • By Akta Yadav
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Gujarat's Morbi has all of sudden became center of concern due to unfortunate collapse of a hanging bridge at its tourist place Morbi
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Morbi Bridge Collapse: Tourist Attraction Became Death Trap

 

The 137 years old British-era suspension bridge reopened and gave way to people on Wednesday after the renovation work of the Morbi bridge. The horror in the town of Morbi is one of the worst tragedies in India.

The Morbi footbridge reopened 5 days earlier after completing repair so what went wrong?

The residents and Police are accusing the construction company who had done the repair work. Around 141 people had died and it’s been three days rescue work is still in process. Many people lost their families in the Morbi bridge collapse. Many funerals have been done in Morbi. This incident has broken down many families.

The question rises of how a tragedy of this scale could happen and why prevention is not done.

The bridge was reopened the last Wednesday for the people of Morbi on the occasion of the Gujrati new year.

The owner of Oreva group Jaysukh Bhai Patel told in a press conference the renovation work had cost 20 million rupees and the company contracted to maintain and operate the bridge since 2008. The full responsibility for the bridge is in the latest contract that was signed in march of this year. After investigating how the contract has been assigned and how the maintenance work has been done.

According to the Chief officer of Morbi municipality Sandeep Singh Jhala, the bridge was opened without informing the municipality and they did not have any knowledge of whether the fitness certificates were obtained by the firm or not.

The words of the Oreva group owner “Nothing will happen to the bridge for the next 8-10 years. And if it’s used responsibly, the bridge will need no repair for 15 years”.

Since the Sunday accident, police have arrested the nine people related to Oreva which includes two managers and two ticket clerks and two contractors, and three security guards as well. They are being investigated for the allegation they face with associated Oreva on the Morbi bridge accident.

Pm Modi Chaired A Meeting On Tuesday In Gujrat

PM Modi has personally been involved in rescue operations for the Morbi bridge over the Machchu river collapsed on a Sunday evening. Prime Minister Narender Modi chaired a high-level meeting in Morbi, Gujrat to review the situation of the unfortunate incident killing at least 141, people. It is been expected that the death toll could rise further, residents believed more than 200 people are present on the bridge and the death toll can rise.

PM Modi met those people who are participating in rescue and relief operations. The rescue operation is still in process in the Machchhu river. PM also met the injured and families of the deceased and kept the hand of sympathy on their heads and assured them he and India is with them during this hard time.

Ex-gratia announced for Morbi victims, 4 Lakhs will be given to the families of the deceased by the state government and 2 lakhs from PMNRF, and 50000 will be given to the injured victims. Announced by the Gujrat Disaster Management minister Rajendra Trivedi on the Morbi bridge collapse.

 

 

 

 

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