1 Aug 2023

Maharashtra Accident: 16 Workers Die In Thane As Girder Machine Collapses on Samruddhi Expressway

Thane: At least 16 people were killed after a girder launching machine collapsed in Shahapur tehsil in Maharashtra's Thane district, on Tuesday. The incident took place at Khutadi Sarlambe village in Shahapur during the construction of the third phase of Samruddhi Expressway..

The mishap occurred shortly after midnight on Tuesday near Sarlambe village in Shahpur tehsil, around 80 km from Mumbai.

Several persons are still feared trapped and efforts are on to rescue them, an NDRF official said. The injured have been shifted to nearby hospital.

It was a special-purpose mobile gantry crane used in bridge construction and to install precast box girders in highway construction projects.

The Samruddhi Mahamarg, named Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, is a 701-km-long expressway connecting Mumbai and Nagpur.

It traverses ten districts including Nagpur, Washim, Wardha, Ahmednagar, Buldhana, Aurangabad, Amravati, Jalna, Nashik, and Thane.

The construction of the Samruddhi Mahamarg is being carried out by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation.

The first phase, connecting Nagpur to the temple town of Shirdi, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December 2022. It covers a distance of 520 km.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the 80 km long second phase of the Samruddhi Mahamarg stretch from Bharvir village in Igatpuri taluka to Shirdi on May 26.

Shinde said in May that the third and last phase would be completed by the end of December this year.

As many as 88 people have lost their lives in road accidents in the last six months on Samruddhi Expressway in Maharashtra, including 25 last month as a private bus caught fire after hitting a divider, an official said.

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