Flyover collapse:WB police team in Hyderabad to quiz IVRCL officials

Friday, Apr 1, 2016,13:14 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Hyderabad |  A four-member police team from West Bengal today arrived in the city as part of its probe to question officials of Hyderabad-based IVRCL after the flyover it was constructing collapsed in Kolkata. They have come and are doing investigation, a top police official of Hyderabad Police said.

About 60-metre-long portion of the under-construction Vivekananda flyover in Kolkata had collapsed yesterday. The Kolkata Police yesterday registered a case against the Hyderabad-based construction firm IVRCL under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) and 407 of the IPC and sealed the local office of the company engaged in flyover’s construction. The toll in the flyover collapse rose to 24 today.

Police there estimated that the number of people injured in the mishap was close to 90. Reacting to the flyover collapse, an IVRCL official had yesterday said, It is nothing but God’s act, even as another official denied any quality or technical issue as the cause behind the incident as of now.

It’s nothing but a God’s act. So far in 27 years we have constructed several number of bridges…it (today’s collapse) never happened, K Panduranga Rao, Group Head (HR & Admin) of the Hyderabad-based company told reporters yesterday.