Major incident reported at the Bengaluru Metro; workers escape by a whisker

The incident occurred during the construction of a highway from RV Road to Bommasandra under section II of the Namma Metro

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Major incident reported at the Bengaluru Metro; Workers escape by a whisker
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BANGALORE, INDIA (Metro Rail News): Construction workers at the Namma Metro railway station in Bengaluru were able to escape after a crane crashed from a height of 40 meters at one of the workshops on Sunday. The incident occurred during the construction of a highway from RV Road to Bommasandra under section II of the Namma Metro.

Officials of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said that the incident happened due to a mechanical failure. In a statement, BMRCL said no injuries had been reported after the incident. “On October 24 at about 6.15am a launching girder near the Udupi Garden Signal, the BTM Layout II Stage, instead of taking the support with its leg rested on the roof. Preliminary investigations state mechanical failure and minor injuries. The launching girder will be safely lowered. Further steps will be taken as per procedure, ”read a statement from BMRCL.

Namma Metro MD Anjum Parvez said: “This is the first time such an incident has occurred in Phase 2 of the Namma Metro project. The launcher which broke cannot be reused. There is a possibility that the work will be delayed by two or three weeks due to this incident. However, we will still be able to finish the job on time. We have already ordered an investigation for the time being. ”

Last month, there was a landslip on Tannery Road in the Kottigere area heading to Nagavara Metro. Landowners blamed BMRCL officials for the incident.

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