1 Nov 2022

Gujarat Bridge Collapse: Oreva Company Manager Among 9 Held; State Mourning In Gujarat On Nov 2

In Gujarat's Morbi bridge accident, the police have started action against the accused. On Monday, two managers of the Oreva company, which maintains the bridge, two contractors repairing the bridge, two ticket clerks and three security guards were arrested. 

ALERT ISSUED FOR ATAL BRIDGE: After this accident, an alert has also been issued for Atal Bridge in Ahmedabad. Only 3000 people will be able to go here in 1 hour. This alert has been issued by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.

TEAM OF 50 PEOPLE ENGAGED IN INVESTIGATION: Rajkot range IG Ashok Kumar said in the press conference in the evening that a team of 50 people is engaged in the investigation of the bridge accident. Journalists questioned him when the big people responsible for this would be arrested. On this question, the IG said – Those whose role has come to the fore so far have been arrested. More arrests will happen as names come up.

PM MODI CALLED A HIGH-LEVEL MEETING: PM Narendra Modi called a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar on Monday evening on the Morbi bridge accident in Gujarat. The PM said that all possible help should be given to the victims. PM Modi will visit Morbi on Tuesday afternoon

STATE MOURNING IN GUJARAT: In the meeting, it was decided to observe a state mourning in Gujarat on November 2 to express grief over the accident. On this day, the national flag will be flown at half-mast on government buildings in the state.

Modi will visit Morbi on Nov 1: Chief Minister Bhupendra Bhai Patel, State Home Minister Harsh Sanghvi and Chief Secretary, DGP and all senior officers were present in the meeting.

OLD CABLE OF BRIDGE BROKE DUE TO HEAVY PRESSURE: The suspension bridge was opened on 26 October without a fitness certificate.300 Army personnel were deployed for relief and rescue operations. According to forensic sources, the old cable of the bridge broke due to heavy pressure.

NO AUTOPSY OF THE DECEASED: The postmortem of those killed in the Morbi accident will not be done. This decision has been taken by the Gujarat government.

12 members of the family of Rajkot BJP MP Mohanbhai Kundaria were killed in the accident.

Helpline number 02822243300) released. Emergency wards were made in Morbi and Rajkot hospitals.

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