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Another mishap at Delhi Metro site; 12 injured

October 03, 2009 15:20 IST

At least 12 persons were injured, including two seriously, when two cranes collapsed at a Delhi Metro Railway Construction site in southern Delhi. The accident occurred on the Connaught Place-Gurgaon railway line.

According to DMRC sources, the mishap occurred in the Said-ul-Ajaib area, which is located near the historical Qutub Minar. The injured have been rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Safdarjung Hospitals for treatment.

Rescue teams have arrived at the site Saturday's accident comes three weeks after a Delhi Metro Railway Corporation train derailed on the Yamuna Bank-Dwarka area. That incident led to the suspension of the junior engineer who was in charge of track maintenance.

Another DMRC-related mishap had occurred on July 12 this year in Zamrudpur in south Delhi, causing the death of six workers, including an engineer. 

DMRC chief E Sreedharan had then said that the tragedy on pillar 67 occurred due to the design and material deficiencies.

Earlier, Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy said the DMRC has decided to blacklist its design consultants and crack down on some senior officials.

"The DMRC has taken ten steps in the wake of the Metro mishap and to ensure that such incidents don't re-occur," Reddy had said.

The design consultant, Arch Consultancy Services, has been blacklisted for five years while the structural consultant, Tandon Consultants, which did not give 'correct advice' to DMRC, is being debarred for two years.

The contractor Gammon India will be issued a show cause notice for blacklisting for two years, Reddy had said.

Source: ANI