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Sep 29, 2007 at 01:15pm IST

Hyd flyover mishap: Gammon fined 10% of project cost

New Delhi: The enquiry committee on the flyover collapse in Hyderabad has given Gammon India a clean chit. The report said that heavy rains were the main cause for the collapse.

But it added that Gammon had not taken enough care, despite knowledge and experience.

Gammon India has been fined 10 per cent of the total project cost.

The report said that the collapse was due to soil erosion caused by digging of trenches by the water board, for which action should be taken against the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation or GHMC.

But Gammon will have to bear cost of damages caused by the collapse to individuals.

Gammon had earlier said that it’s because of a water pipeline being drawn in the same area by the water supply board that led to the loosening of soil and hence, the collapse.

However, the Hyderabad government was not happy with the quality of construction and suspected Gammon had sub-contracted it.

Two persons were killed and another 20 others were injured after an under-construction flyover collapsed in Hyderabad's busy Panajagutta area on September 9.

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