PM Modi Gets Emotional Over Morbi Tragedy, Attends Banaskantha Event as ‘Duty’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday received emotional over the suspension bridge collapse incident in Gujarat’s Morbi whereas addressing the operate of laying basis stones of assorted tasks in Banaskantha district. At the least 134 individuals have been killed when a suspension bridge in Morbi collapsed into the Machchhu river on Sunday. PM Modi will go to Morbi on Tuesday.

Talking on the occasion, a teary-eyed prime minister talked about that he was in dilemma whether or not he ought to cancel this occasion or not, however understanding the importance of water provide tasks in Banaskantha and the love of the individuals, he emboldened his spirit and got here ahead to inaugurate these tasks value greater than Rs 8000 crores.

“I used to be in a dilemma… this (the inauguration) is a developmental undertaking… ought to I attend or not? It’s your love and assist… and my duty-bound beliefs that I braved with a powerful thoughts and introduced myself earlier than you all,” he stated including that Gujarat has confronted many tragedies previously.

The Prime Minister underlined that these tasks will assist in irrigation services to greater than six districts of Gujarat together with Banaskantha, Patan and Mehsana. Recalling the robust occasions that the state has confronted previously, the Prime Minister stated that it’s the timeless spirit of the individuals of Gujarat that offers them the power to take care of any adversity with no matter sources they’ve.

“Banaskantha is a residing and respiratory instance of this”, PM Modi stated as he highlighted the event works which have remodeled the district right this moment.

ALSO READ: Morbi Mishap: All About the Gujarat Town, the Quaint Machchhu River & ‘Jhulto Pul’ That Collapsed

As many as 9 individuals have been arrested in reference to the Morbi bridge tragedy which claimed over 130 lives. The accused consists of two managers of Oreva firm which undertook the restore work of the bridge earlier than it was opened final week, two ticket clerks together with two contractors and three safety guards for negligence.

ALSO READ: Two Managers of Maintenance Firm Oreva, 3 Security Guards: The 9 Men Arrested for Morbi Bridge Tragedy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has introduced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the households of every of those that died and Rs 50,000 for the injured. Gujarat Residence Minister Harsh Sanghavi stated that the state authorities has shaped a committee to probe the collapse. An FIR was additionally lodged within the bridge collapse underneath sections 304 (culpable murder not amounting to homicide), 308 (intentional act inflicting demise) and 114 (abettor current when offence dedicated), in opposition to whoever is discovered accountable, Sanghavi stated.

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