Bengaluru: Three engineers have been suspended in connection with the death of a mother and son after a metro pillar collapsed in Bengaluru. A case has been registered against 9 people including the construction company.
A 35-year-old woman named Tejaswini and her 2-year-old son were killed when a metro rail pillar collapsed at Nagawara last Tuesday while the second phase (Phase 2B) metro train work was underway in Bengaluru. Three people, including Tejaswini’s husband, were seriously injured in the accident and are undergoing treatment.
In this case, the three engineers responsible for the accident have been fired by the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation. It has also issued a notice to the contractor Nagarjuna Construction to explain the accident. Also, the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation has imposed a temporary ban on the construction of pillars above 12 meters high in the area where the accident occurred.
Meanwhile, Govindapura Police Station, which has registered a case regarding this accident, has registered a case against 9 people including Nagarjuna Construction Company. Nagarjuna Construction Company as the first accused and Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation engineers and officials as the second to ninth accused. Karnataka Home Minister Mahesh Benthekari has said this. He also said that notices have been sent to all of them to appear for investigation.