Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday mentioned he was amazed on the response of an IAS officer who attributed the collapse of a portion of an under-construction highway bridge in Sultanganj to ‘robust winds’.
A bit of an under-construction highway bridge over the Ganga at Sultanganj in Bihar collapsed throughout a thunderstorm on April 29. There have been no experiences of any casualty within the incident.
“A bridge fell in Bihar on April 29. I requested my secretary in regards to the causes. He (secretary) mentioned it was on account of robust winds (hawa aur dhundh),” Mr Gadkari mentioned at an occasion right here.
The highway transport and highways minister mentioned he questioned how can an IAS officer consider such an evidence.
“Mere to baat samajh me nahi aa rahi hai ki hawa dhundh se kaise bridge girega? Kuch naa kuch galati hogi (I can not perceive how can a bridge collapse as a consequence of robust winds. There have to be some error (which led to break down of the bridge),” Mr Gadkari, who is thought for his frank views, added.
The minister additionally emphasised on the necessity to scale back the price of development of bridges, with out compromising on high quality.
Sultanganj MLA Lalit Narayan Mandal had earlier mentioned that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered an investigation into the bridge collapse.
“The opportunity of utilizing sub-standard supplies within the development of the bridge can’t be dominated out…It’s a matter of investigation that the below development bridge being constructed at a value of Rs 1,710 crore couldn’t face up to robust gusty winds,” he had mentioned.
The development of the bridge between Sultanganj and Aguani Ghat in Bihar had began in 2014. It was as a consequence of be accomplished in 2019 however work on it’s nonetheless on.
The three,116-metre-long bridge on completion was slated to have the nation’s longest extradosed spans and a high-level observatory which might supply the customers a singular view of the river.
An extradosed bridge is a hybrid construction between the basic cable-stayed and cantilever-girder sorts.
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