Himachal suspends 3 engineers over Rohru bridge collapse


Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh Government has placed under suspension the then Executive Engineer, HPPWD, Division Rohru and presently posted at Theog Ravi Bhatti, Assistant Engineer, Rohru Narender Singh Naik and Junior Engineer, Civil, HPPWD, Rohru Section Vijay Kumar for their negligence in proper supervision and monitoring in construction of double lane bridge over the the Pabbar river at Bakhirna in Rohru of Shimla district which collapsed on 13th May.

Disclosing this, Principal Secretary PWD J.C. Sharma said here today that on the directions of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, the State Government constituted a three members committee to inquire into the reasons of its collapse.

He said that as per the report in addition to technical shortcomings in construction of the said bridge, negligence in proper supervision and monitoring was also pointed out.

He said that a detailed inquiry in the matter was conducted and all these three engineers were found primarily responsible for this lapse. 

Sharma said that these officers have been put under suspension and show cause notices were being issued to remaining officers posted and associated with the said construction work.