Terming the mishap as "unfortunate", infrastructure major IVRCL today said it will cooperate with the state authorities probing the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Kolkata
New Delhi: Terming the mishap as "unfortunate", infrastructure major IVRCL today said it will cooperate with the state authorities probing the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Kolkata.
At least 18 people were killed, several others were injured and some trapped as portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed and fell on the busy Burra Bazar area, which houses Kolkata's largest wholesale market.
"IVRCL grieves the loss of precious lives and injuries to people and will cooperate with the authorities in investigating this accident," IVRCL said reply to a clarification sought by the BSE on the incident.
Terming the incident as "unfortunate", it said such an incident has occurred for the first time in the company's history.
The Vivekananada Flyover project in Kolkata J under execution by IVRCLJ has suffered an accident caused by an under construction section falling down, it said.
"All necessary process and quality steps have been taken as per standard operating procedure and after obtaining all clearances. The collapsed section is the 60th," it said adding that in the Vivekananda Flyover project 59 sections with a total length of about 0.9 km have been completed successfully so far.
The design of the flyover has been made by a reputed consultant from Kolkata and the Project Manager and Engineers deployed at this site are highly experienced in constructing large and complex projects, it said.
The incident occurred around midday today in the dense Burra Bazaar locality.
"Details are awaited to investigate the cause of the accident and IVRCL will do its utmost to find the causes. IVRCL stands by the family and friends of those who lost their lives and deeply regrets their loss," the company said.
IVRCL is a diversified infrastructure group with presence across the length and breadth of India with major offices in metro cities such as New Delhi (NCR), Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Guwahati. It has also operations in Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East.