Six days after a portion of the elevated highway being constructed as a part of the Dwarka Expressway in Gurgaon collapsed, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala mentioned “strict action will be taken” in opposition to individuals involved if the probe into the matter finds any “irregularities”.
Speaking after inaugurating a four-lane flyover constructed close to Bandhwari on Gurgaon-Faridabad highway, Chautala mentioned, “Construction is still underway on the Dwarka Expressway and such incidents can happen in this situation. NHAI has taken cognizance of this and formed a 10-member panel which will submit its report in 10 days. If any irregularities are found, strict action will be taken against officials concerned. Even prior to this, such an incident had happened on the Gurgaon-Alwar expressway and the NHAI had taken cognizance of that as well and taken immediate action.”
Around 7.30 am on March 28, a piece of an elevated highway that’s a part of Dwarka Expressway collapsed close to Daultabad Chowk, injuring three labourers.
NHAI officers had mentioned “an expert committee” could be constituted to determine “the reason of failure leading to the accident”. The Authority had additionally suspended “concerned key personnel” of the contractor and supervision marketing consultant pending the result of the investigation.
The four-lane flyover that Chautala inaugurated has been constructed at a price of round Rs 11.5 crore. The construction is 514 metres lengthy and 21 metres huge and has been accomplished in 21 months.
At the occasion, Chautala additionally responded to questions on the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, which obtained the Governor’s assent final month. “The law to provide 75% employment opportunities in private companies for youth of the state will come into force from May 1. Before bringing in this law, we had 8 stages of meetings with industry persons and also took their suggestions in writing… No law is perfect from the first day, there tends to be room for improvement in it,” he mentioned.
Among the ideas obtained from business representatives, Chautala mentioned, have been these to make the wage slab as much as which such a reservation is required equal to the pay grade of a JE in a authorities job as an alternative of the present slab of Rs 50,000. This suggestion, the Deputy CM mentioned, is into account.
“Another suggestion was that technical posts in industries of private entities which require a specific skill set be excluded from the Act. We have already made a provision in the Act that technical skill posts be exempted. The jobs of watchmen, peons, or other jobs which do not require technical skills, if any employment is created in these after May 1, if it is in a new industry or an operational industry, then out of every four jobs, three will see the participation of youth from Haryana,” he mentioned.
On the incident in Hisar on Thursday, when protesting farmers compelled Chautala to journey a distance of solely 8 km by helicopter, he mentioned, “Everyone has a right to protest peacefully. We don’t want a confrontation with farmers. Our aim is to give the farmer a reasonable price for his crop on time, and to ensure the amount goes directly to his account.”