Haryana outlines measures to prevent mishap due to open
Haryana govt directed officers to ensure strict compliance of the instructions regarding safety measures while digging of borewells.
Chandigarh: In the backdrop of the death of a girl who fell into a borewell near Gurgaon recently, Haryana government on Monday directed senior officers to ensure strict compliance of the instructions regarding safety measures while digging of borewells to avert any untoward incidents.
Chief Secretary PK Chaudhery gave the direction while presiding over a meeting regarding ensuring strict regulation of borewell, digging and other similar safety potential hazards here today, said an official release.
In the meeting, Chaudhery directed that two committees should be constituted to prepare draft safety instructions on the technical and statutory aspects.
He said Public Works (Building and Roads) department would prepare draft instruction on technical aspects while the Labour department would make draft instructions on statutory aspects.
Soon after finalizing the draft, a copy of the instructions should be forwarded to concerned Deputy Commissioners for implementation, added Chaudhery.
Mahi, a 4-year-old girl, recently fell into a borewell and three days of rescue efforts failed to rescue her alive.
He said that with a view to avoiding any incident due to open man-hole, a survey should be conducted by the Urban Local Bodies department to indentify such man-holes in cities.
Necessary steps should be taken to cover them immediately, he added.
Chaudhery said it was also the responsibility of the government departments as well as private agencies involved in construction work to provide security to labourers and their families at construction sites.