PATNA: Road construction minister Nand Kishore Yadav on Thursday said a committee has been formed under managing director (MD) of Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam Ltd (BRPNN) to inquire into Wednesday’s incident in which three children died when a prefabricated heavy concrete slab on which they were playing fell on them near Lalit Bhawan on Bailey Road here.
The minister said it was a shocking and unfortunate incident. “If any slackness is found on the part of officials or the private firm engaged in construction work in the area, stern action will be taken against them. It seems the incident has no connection with the construction work on Lohia Path Chakra project,” the minister added.
The minister said construction firms in the state have been asked to ensure that the sites are sealed properly. “They have also been asked to depute guards at the construction sites to take care of movement of vehicles and passers-by,” the minister said.
BRPNN managing director Surendra Yadav said he visited the site for inspection on Thursday. “The workers told me that around 12 kids were playing along the Bailey Road near the construction site. Three kids were standing on the concrete slab when it tumbled and fell on them,” he said.Source: Times of India