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FIR registered in Hero Chowk flyover collapse

Gurugram: The Gurugram police has registered an FIR against the contractor and certain officials of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in the case of the portion of Hero flyover being caving in.

The case has been registered under the sections of 334 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 34 (common purpose) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). On May 8 the portion of Hero flyover in Gurgram had collapsed for the second time.

There are claims that how in order to hasten the process of opening the flyover, most of the basic processes of construction were flawed.

Facing flak over the entire incident the public officials have as of now refused to comment on the matter. The massive crack has just been one of the incidents of the new flyovers that have come up at the NH-8.

Recently there were cracks that were witnessed on two occasions at the Hero Chowk flyover.

Taking cognisance of the danger that these cracks pose to the commuters the NHAI officials have closed the stretch and begun the maintenance work.

Slated to be completed within 30 months, Hero Chowk was completed in the record time of 15 months. Besides the cracks, there have also been complaints about how planning was not done to install proper lights in the underpasses that have also been constructed that has led to accidents and even casualties.

The state of art of flyover was completed that was built at an approximate cost of Rs 200 crore.

The construction of the flyover had brought in a lot of laurels for the engineers, contractors and the public officials as it was completed well before its deadline.

The flyover was a plan of revamping the Delhi-Jaipur highway where the NHAI and the Haryana government has invested Rs 1,400 crore in recent years to build various flyovers and underpasses along the busy route. Controversies began to emanate soon after the commuters started using the flyover as there were reports of materials coming out on various occasions.

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