Negligence shall not be tolerated in Metro construction works: Rajasthan CM

Jaipur (JP): Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje has said that negligence will not be tolerated in construction work of Jaipur Metro and the persons found responsible for negligence will not be spared. Smt. Raje was addressing the meeting of various agencies related to the construction work of Jaipur Metro here at CMO on Monday.

Smt. Raje directed the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation, Jaipur Municipal Corporation, JDA, District Administration and Police Commissioner to prepare a contingency plan to provide quick relief in case of any possible accident during the Metro construction work. She also directed that a rescue team should be available with resources at the construction site so that quick relief measures could be initiated in case of an accident.

She asked the officials of Jaipur Metro to ascertain that no sub- standard material was used in construction. If use of sub-standard material was revealed, action would be taken against the persons responsible, she said.

Smt.Raje directed the Metro officials to start restoration work in the building damaged during the construction on Sunday late night. She also directed that various agencies should maintain proper coordination in case of any accident on a Metro site so that relief works can be started quickly.

The Chief Minister said heritage structures found during the excavation were precious and it was needed to restore such heritage sites as done in France or Greece. She asked the local MLAs and other public representatives to create awareness among people about the restoration plan of the heritage structures found during the construction work.

Smt.Raje directed the officials of Jaipur Municipal Corporation and Jaipur Development Authority to repair damaged roads of the walled city area, remove encroachment from roads and start campaign to catch stray animals to ascertain smooth traffic.

Officials of Jaipur Metro informed that a part of crane had fallen over a residential building causing damages to one portion of it. They informed that officers of Jaipur Metro and the Police had reached the spot soon after the incident. The district collector informed that seven families affected by the accident have been shifted to nearby Maheshwari Sadan and arrangements have been made for their food and other requirements.

UDH Minister Shri Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Jaipur City MP Shri Ramcharan Bohra, MLAs Shri Mohan Lal Gupta, Shri Surendra Pareek, City Mayor Nirmal Nahata, Jaipur Metro CMD Shri N.C. Goyal, Jaipur Development Commissioner Shri Shikhar Agarwal, Jaipur Police Commissioner Shri Janga Sri Niwas Rao and district Collector.