Varanasi bridge collapse: Five warning letters were sent to flyover firm but no one read

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A day after 18 people were killed when a section of a flyover under construction fell on moving cars and pedestrians in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh police said they had sent at least five letters to the UP State Bridge Corporation (UPSBC) since November last year and registered an FIR in February this year for not following traffic safety regulations during construction.

IG Deepak Ratan told The Indian Express: “We have shot five letters to the Bridge Corporation since November last year, asking it to ensure safe traffic regulation during construction work. Ideally, when they are constructing a portion of the flyover, they are supposed to deploy their own staff for safe traffic regulation and they can request police for assistance. But it is we who have been alerting them about the potential problem and they have not acted.”

According to police, staff of the Sigra police station registered an FIR against the Pariyojana Prabandhak of the UPSBC on February 19 under IPC sections relating to public nuisance and danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation.

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