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Delhi Metro engineers only assisting contractor: Dayal

Last Updated: Friday, July 24, 2009 - 23:08

New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Friday said its
engineers were only involved in assisting the contractor at
the construction site where a crane mishap injured six people
and maintained that the safe and proper method of lifting
cranes should have been adopted by Gammon India.

The statement assumes significance in the wake of Gammon
India Ltd saying that DMRC engineers were fully aware and
involved in the operation and it did not receive any
communication from the one-man committee set up by DMRC
investigating the crane mishap.

"The entire crane operation and recovery was being done
by the contractor and the DMRC engineers are not experts in
crane operation. DMRC engineers, however, were involved only
in assisting Gammon India Ltd. in procuring the cranes,"
DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal said.

The team responsible for execution of the lift for
lowering the launching girder did not consider the risk
involved in the four-point process and also did not adopt
corrective/preventive measure to avoid mishap during the
operation, he said.

As mentioned by DMRC MD E Sreedharan on Wednesday, the
mishap occurred because of "the contractors` mismanagement and
non-professionalism and error of judgment", Dayal said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, July 24, 2009 - 23:08
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