Gujarat HC wants to prepare a detailed report


Ahmedabad (Gujarat): The Gujarat High Court has taken personal cognizance of the Morbi bridge tragedy and issued a notice to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government.

The notice has also been sent to the Department of the Interior, Urban Housing, the Municipality of Morbi and the State Human Rights Commission.

While listing the matter on November 14, the High Court has sought a detailed report on the matter on the entire incident, which claimed 135 lives.

A suspension bridge in Gujarat’s Morbi town collapsed on October 30 in which more than hundreds of people lost their lives. The bridge was a tourist spot and was full of people on the day of the incident.

A company called Oreva had recently renovated the bridge and opened it to the public. However, there were shocking revelations after the case began to unfold following the incident.

It was alleged that the company had invested only 12 lakhs in the renovation of the bridge while the money earmarked for the project was 20 crores.

However, one of the two accused, arrested by the police, said the incident was an “act of God” for which the company bears no responsibility.

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