Army to rebuild collapsed Delhi foot-over bridge
New Delhi: The Delhi government has requested
the Army to construct a bailey bridge in place of the foot-over bridge that had collapsed on Tuesday outside the main
Commonwealth Games venue of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Top PWD officials said the Army will start working on
the bridge on Saturday only and the work is expected to be over in
five days’ time.
Delhi Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta has requested the
Army to construct a bailey bridge outside the stadium and the
Army has readily agreed to it, PWD Chief Engineer AK Sinha
The decision to ask the Army to construct a bridge was
taken after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh instructed Delhi
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to put every effort to make the
event a success in a meeting held on Thursday evening.
Sinha said the PWD will also extend its support to the
Army in the construction of the bridge.
The 95 metre-long under-construction foot-over bridge
had collapsed on September 21 injuring 27 people.
The bridge was intended to be a showpiece and connect
the parking lot of the stadium with other side of the street
in Lodhi Road area in South Delhi
The bridge was being built along with another
overbridge at the cost of Rs 10.5 crore by Chandigarh-based
company PNR Infra.
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