Morbi Bridge: Gujarat Excessive Court docket hauls Nagar Palika and suggests dissolving civic physique

The Gujarat Excessive Court docket has hauled Morbi Nagar Palika (MNP) for not taking any initiative to take over the Julto Pul (Morbi bridge) from the non-public contractor together with being careless with the warnings issued.

A bench of Chief Justice Aravind Kumar and Justice Ashutosh J Shastri stated that the communications between the contractor and MNP since final December has been targeted on charge of tourists’ ticket to the bridge and never the bridge repairs

The Bench noticed that the tenor of the letter by Contracto reveals that it was targeting the speed of the ticket than the situation of the bridge. T

The Court docket additional stated that change between the Contractor and the Palika is just for retention of the contract quite than on restore of the bridge, which was very more likely to meet the top it had.

The Court docket requested the Advocate Normal Kamal Trivedi to take directions on whether or not the State authorities is planning to dissolve or supersede the MNP.

The Chief Justice of Gujarat Excessive Court docket requested If not this magnitude of a tragedy warrant suspension of the civic physique then what’s the State ready for? Both you resolve or we’ll cross orders.

The bench was listening to a suo motu PIL it took up earlier this month to look at the tragic incident of the collapse of the suspension bridge in Morbi, leaving 135 individuals lifeless.

The bench on Thursday talked concerning the Municipality Act, which permits the State to dissolve a civic physique in case of abuse of energy, default or for incompetency.

The bench stated that the tragedy struck in Morbi, prima facie can’t be brushed apart as incompetency of the Nagar Palika.

The bench was instructed that the State is but to provoke disciplinary proceedings towards the then Chief Officer of the MNP, as they’re awaiting the end result of the prison prosecution.