Anna University Committee probes Ukkadam wall collapse

Coimbatore Corporation Commissioner has on Wednesday informed that he is waiting for the report of the Anna University Committee on the incident where the Ukkadam Periyakulam barrier wall collapsed.

Reconstruction of 8 ponds in the jurisdiction of the Coimbatore Corporation at a cost of Rs. 320 crore has been approved under the Smart City project in Coimbatore. Of this, a work order was issued to Kathirvel & Co.

on a contract basis for the reconstruction of the southern part of the Ukkadam pond at a cost of Rs. 62.17 crore. The work started in March 2019 and is currently in progress. In this situation, on April 15, the 75 feet long barrier wall of the temporary brick building on the southern border of Periyakulam collapsed.

Corporation Commissioner Kumaravel Pandian had said that a team of technicians from the Department of Architecture at Anna University would be appointed to look into the cause of the collapse. He also said that if the report was received and there were technical errors in the work, appropriate action would be taken against the contractor, the project supervision consultancy and the field engineers.

Meanwhile, a team of Anna University technical experts conducted a study last week. Corporation Commissioner Kumaravel Pandian said, “A team of Anna University technicians inspected the site of the collapse in Ukkadam. We are awaiting the reports after which necessary action will be taken.”

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