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Two injured after Metro pillar leans dangerously

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Aug 03, 2009 at 05:10pm IST

Bangalore: Close on the heels of the twin mishap during construction of Delhi Metro, two workers sustained minor injuries after a pillar under construction of the Bangalore Metro Project came down in the city on Monday.

Police said the workers were preparing to fill concrete into one of the pillars on the CMH Road in posh Indira Nagar area when the steel rods completely bent down. The 40-feet long TMT steel bars used as fabrication for the pillar bent to one side of the road under the impact. Faulty basement of the pillar was said to be the cause of the mishap, as the pillar was the main support for the proposed CMH Road Railway Station, police added.

When contacted the Chief PRO of BMRCL B L Yeswant Chavan, however

SLANTING PILLAR: Officials of the Bangalore Metro project have claimed it was a minor incident.

said the incident was minor.

Two workers sustained minor injuries and about ten other labourers escaped unhurt. The injured were treated at the nearby Chinmaya Mission hospital.

While one identified as Viren Tudu (32) was admitted to the hospital as he suffered broken fingers and bruised chest and thigh, the other identified as Logan Sumir (24) was treated as outpatient. Both belonged to Orissa.

Bangalore Metro Railway Company Ltd(BMRCL) Managing Director N Sivasailam rushed to the spot and ordered an inquiry into the mishap.

Sivasailam said, BMRCL had taken up a re-check of calculations, loading patterns, launching techniques and curved structures of the metro project in the city following Delhi mishaps.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa had ordered are-evaluation of the quality of the work and safety measures in place following the Delhi incident.

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