Wall collapse: Four engineers get notice

According to Palike officials, the four engineers involved in the construction work had built the wall on the foundation laid for the Central Jail 100 years ago.

The report has been sent to the deputy commissioner (administration) for taking action against those involved in commissioning the work. The report is said to have observed that the project could have been executed in a better manner, had the engineers taken due diligence on the foundation which could not take the load of a newly constructed wall. “The report appears to have nailed the Palike engineers for their apathy and negligence during its restoration,” said the official.

The report said the 100-year-old wall of the Central Jail, which has been converted into Freedom Park, was bulldozed last year to make way for the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad’s national-level convention.

Ironically, when the 75-foot-long and 30-foot-high wall was to be rebuilt, the BBMP administration did not give the work on contract. The wall collapsed following heavy rain and Prakash, a resident of Nandini Layout, was crushed to death.

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