Shimla: A large portion of a bridge under construction over River Pabbar on the Rohru by-pass road collapsed today afternoon. The bridge was being constructed to connect Bakheerana on the left bank of the bridge. No causalities were reported.
Taking cognizance of the Bakheerna bridge collapse, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur directed the quality control cell of the government to investigate the matter.
Chairman of the quality control cell Sanjay Kundu constituted an investigative team consisting of Superintending Engineer Deepak Sharma, Executive Engineer Lalit Grover and Assistant Engineer Devesh Thakur, who have been asked to submit their findings at the earliest.
“Strict action would be taken against all erring person,” said Kundu.
Construction of the 96-meter-long bridge was started in June 2018. At about 2.40 p.m. on Wednesday, 66 meters of the bridge overlay collapsed while the remaining 30 meters was intact.