Suspension bridge disaster: Morbi municipality was eventually superseded

by Ana Lopez

The grief of the families of the 135 people who died in the Morbi swing bridge accident will never go away, but there is news that will bring them some relief. The government has ordered to supersede the Morbi municipality. The 52-member municipality has been superseded and the administration has now been handed over to Additional Collector Narendra Muchal. This decision was taken after the direction of the Gujarat High Court. The repair, maintenance, management rights of this bridge were given to Oreva Group. The municipality had an important role in all this. Also, after the bridge was opened without adequate precautions, the municipality did not take any action and the municipality itself admitted that it was done without their knowledge.
The hanging pool disaster in Morbi that occurred on 30 October 2022 shook the entire country. 135 people were killed in the incident which happened within days of the bridge being opened after renovation. Supreme Court and High Court also took this case seriously. . A suo moto was filed in the High Court regarding the collapse of the suspension bridge. The High Court had earlier issued a notice to join the Morbi Municipality as a party on the issue of Suomoto and PLI.
There was a movement to supersede the Morbi municipality. Under which, in February, the government issued a notice to the Morbi municipality and gave a one-week period to answer why the municipality should not be superseded and asked to reply.

Related Posts