Gujarat High Court: Civic Body Ignored Warning Regarding Morbi Bridge Condition

Gujarat High Court ruled that the Morbi municipality failed to acknowledge the critical condition of the suspension bridge . The court ordered that the Morbi municipality hand over the bridge to the corporation by act of January 19, 2022 .

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court ruled on Thursday that the Morbi municipality failed to acknowledge the critical condition of the suspension bridge, which fell on October 30 killing 135 people, and instead focused on the price of tickets collected by visitors, as seen in the civic body's December 2021 communication with Ajanta Manufacturing Ltd, the corporation that operated the bridge.The high court ruled that the former was more concerned about maintaining and maintaining the bridge than about paying attention to the problem at the lower level.An explosion can occur at any time.The court ordered that the Morbi Nagarpalika hand over the bridge to the corporation by act of January 19, 2022.

According to the court, the nagarpalika's letter's tenor would also indicate that the same is concentrated more on the ticket price than on the condition of the bridge, the court said.In other words, the nagarpalika seems to have ignored Ajanta's notification of the condition of the bridge on January 19, 2022, rather than paying attention to the bridge's repair, which was said to be in a critical stage.On the matter of compensation, the court noted that there was no specific written agreement, and that the company continued to maintain and operate the suspension bridge.The court suggested that the government release the names of orphaned children and their dependents of 135 families who lost lives, according to the government.Seven children who were orphaned have been given a monthly allowance of Rs 3,000 by the Morbi children protection unit, according to the government.According to the state, it should also delay providing medical assistance to the injured injured by shifting them to the appropriate hospital if necessary.

The court also requested a report on the state of all such bridges in the country.The court also said it would decide whether or not to continue with the state government's Special Investigation Team (SIT) or conduct any other inquiry as required.

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