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Yogi Orders NSA On Accused In Muradnagar Mishap, Recoveries To Be Made From Contractors And Engineers
Lucknow, January 5 (TNA) Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has taken a grim view of the tragedy in Muradnagar and has directed officials to ensure that not only the losses incurred but even the compensation being given to the bereaved families was recovered from the responsible contractors and engineers, an official spokesman said.
At a meeting with officials on Tuesday, the Chief Minister also forewarned that in case construction quality was found to be sub-standard anywhere in the state, the district magistrate and the divisional commissioner will face the music, along with the constructors and engineers.
Yogi Adityanath also said that a task force has been constituted to check the quality of construction works in every district. The task force has been tasked to conduct surprise checks of the quality of all construction works in the district in projects exceeding Rs 50 lakh.
The Chief Minister also instructed officers to conduct surprise quality checks and prepare reports for every major project thrice. He also cautioned officials against any laxity with regards to this and said the most stringent punishment will be handed out for those failing to meet quality standards in construction.
The Chief Minister has asked the officials of the Urban Development Department to issue quality guidelines. He said that if the quality is found to be sub- standard, then the contractors, engineers as well as the responsible administrative officers should be prepared to bear the brunt of action by the state government.
He also instructed to provide assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the family of each deceased of Muradnagar accident. The CM has also given instructions to the officers to provide housing to the homeless dependents. The Chief Minister has given instructions to the officers to take action under NSA against the contractor and engineer responsible for the accident.
The CM said strictest action should be taken against the accused so as to make it an example for the contractors and officers working in Uttar Pradesh.
It may be noted that a total of four accused including contractor Ajay Tyagi, the prime accused in the Muradnagar accident, have been arrested so far. An explanation has also been sought from the DM and divisional commissioner.