Nagpur Metro|Metro rail project workers living on the road

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Nagpur: It seems Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) is not taking safety at its work sites seriously. The labourers engaged in the ongoing geotechnical investigation for Nagpur Metro are sleeping in makeshift tents pitched on the road, right where they are digging holes. They are at high risk of getting mowed down by a speeding vehicle that does not notice the diversion.

TOI team visited a Wardhaman Nagar site on Thursday, where the soil testing work was being conducted at various spots. An interaction with the labourers revealed that they have not been provided any accommodation facility by the contractor.

At one of the digging spots, around ten labourers from Uttar Pradesh and other states were cramped in a small tent with all their belongings, including clothes, utensils and sleeping mattresses. Adding to the risk, proper reflective radium tapes had not been put up to denote the obstruction on the road. Simple blue plastic drums were acting as barricades.

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