The application related to the Morbi Bridge tragedy will be heard in the Supreme Court, the hearing will be held on this date
A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court in the case of the collapse of the 150-year-old cable-stayed bridge in Morbi. Accepting the petition, the Supreme Court has fixed the first hearing of this matter on November 14. At the same time, if we talk about the accident, the death toll in this tragedy has reached 135. Today one more patient died in Morbi Hospital. At the same time, PM Narendra Modi may visit the hospital today and meet the injured.
According to news agency ANI, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court by a lawyer. In which the advocate has also sought a direction to state governments to constitute a committee for survey and risk assessment of old and endangered monuments and bridges to ensure environmental viability and safety. The petition also sought to direct permanent disaster investigation teams in the states to be immediately involved in such tragedies. Accepting the petition, the Supreme Court has fixed the date of hearing on November 14.
Notably, the suspension bridge built during the British period collapsed on Sunday. The death toll in this horrific accident has reached 135. While many people are injured and are undergoing treatment at Morbi Hospital. The bridge was packed with people when it collapsed at 6.30 pm. According to reports, the century-old bridge was reopened five days ago after extensive repairs and renovations.
Meanwhile, the police arrested nine people, including four from the Orewa group, on Monday. This includes two managers and two ticket booking clerks from Orewa Group, which operates the bridge. Along with this, a case has also been registered against the companies working for maintenance and operation. Video footage of the incident on Sunday evening has also emerged, showing the bridge collapsing in seconds. Information is also surfacing that the bridge was reopened five days ago after extensive repairs, but the fitness certificate was not there.