Metro-7 pillar core tilts at Goregaon
Iron rods used in the construction work on the Andheri (East)-Dahisar (East) Metro-7 corridor, tilted towards the ground near Aarey Colony on the Western Express Highway on Saturday afternoon. However, this caused no injuries, though the service road at WEH was blocked. MMRDA has said it will issue a show-cause notice to the contractor, J Kumar Infrastructure, for the incident.
Metro-7 is 16.475 km long elevated corridor with 13 Metro stations from Andheri (E) to Dahisar (E). It will be made operational in 2019 and the corridor is expected to see commuter traffic of 4.79 lakh people daily.
MMRDA claims the incident took place due to a crane touching the iron rods while work was in progress on a pier. Pravin Darade, Addtional Metropolitan Commissioner, said, “We will issue a show-cause notice to J Kumar Infastructure. This has occurred due to air pressure of the crane, and it is the contractor’s responsibility to take safety precautions on site.”
A spokesperson, J Kumar Infrastructure, said, “One of the Metro pillar reinforcement of Line 7 tilted while fixing the shuttering. Fortunately there is no damage to men and machinery in any form. We shall take best possible efforts to avoid such instances in the future.”
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