Basti: At least four people were critically injured when an under-construction flyover in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh collapsed on Saturday morning.
A slab portion of the flyover, which was being constructed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) of Government of India, collapsed at the Phutaiyya Chauraha.
Rescue operation is still underway and it is said that two people are still trapped under the debris.
“The incident took place in the morning in which a labourer on night-shift duty was injured. He was immediately admitted to the district hospital,” Basti District Magistrate Raj Shekhar stated.
The traffic in the area, which was suspended following the crash, has been allowed with precautions like barrier and barricades.
- Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the district authorities to ensure that the injured get prompt and adequate treatment.
- Project Director of the NHAI for northern division has been asked to initiate a probe into the incident.
It is to be mentioned that a similar incident took place before two months when an under-construction flyover in Varanasi collapsed leaving 18 people dead and many injured. This flyover was being built in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency by the Uttar Pradesh Rajkiya Nirman Nigam (UPRNN), a state government agency.