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Accidents like Chamoli shouldn’t be repeated: Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Radha Raturi on electrocution mishap

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], August 1 (ANI): In order to make sure that incidents like Chamoli (electrocution incident) don’t recur, a high-level assembly of all govt organizations working within the state was taken by Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi on the Secretariat on Tuesday on the directions of the Chief Minister.

In the assembly, recommendations had been taken from all of the working organizations to convey modifications to this technique.

While discussing the protection requirements with the manager our bodies, ACS Radha Raturi gave strict directions that there ought to be the very best requirements for making certain security, and gear ought to be used based on these requirements.

ACS Raturi gave strict directions that even after the completion of the mission or work, the protection requirements ought to stay as per the prescribed norms. She instructed that aside from the labourers at present working, it’s mandatory to provide correct coaching to the employees or personnel to be engaged in that constructing, mission or equipment after completion of the work and to get the protection requirements examined on occasion.

The ACS mentioned, “As soon as possible, clear separate arrangements for civil work and electrical work for executive institutions in the state, adherence to the highest level of standards for safety standards, training of labourers and personnel and testing of safety standards. While preparing a related new policy, a high-level decision will be taken to implement it in all executive institutions”.

Notably, on July 19, 15 folks had been electrocuted to loss of life as they got here in touch with a railing of an electrified bridge above the Alaknanda river in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, officers mentioned.

However, the loss of life toll later reached 16.

After the report of the magisterial inquiry into the electrocution mishap discovered that {the electrical} association was completed by the contract, however, {the electrical} security didn’t conform to the requirements, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday mentioned that motion can be taken on the gross negligence.

Dhami mentioned that the culprits won’t be spared in any respect as FIR has been registered and strict motion is being taken by fixing the obligations.

“The report of the magisterial inquiry has been received on the accident at the STP plant in Chamoli. Action will be taken based on this. The culprits will not be spared at all. FIR has been registered. Strict action is being taken while fixing the responsibility,” mentioned CM Dhami.

Giving data, District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana mentioned, “It has been found that the electrical arrangement of the STP plant was done by the contract but, the electrical safety did not conform to the standards.”Earlier, Uttarakhand Police arrested three individuals, together with Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan suspended engineer, for alleged negligence which led to the electrocution mishap.

On July 20, an FIR was registered beneath Section 304 (culpable murder not amounting to homicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and related sections of the Dangerous Machines (Regulation) Act, 1983, in opposition to Chamola, supervisor of the joint-venture firm, and different unidentified officers. (ANI)