Mapusa, Mar 14 : The Aam Adami Party (AAP) in Goa has condemned the incident in which scaffolding erected for a span of the new Zuari bridge collapsed even before concrete was poured on Wednesday, causing injury to four persons.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, AAP spokesperson Valmiki Naik said it was only through divine providence that the incident did not lead to any fatalities.
AAP leader Sunil Signapurkar questioned why there had been no reaction from any government official on the matter.
'Safety norms appeared to have been blatantly violated, with no sturdy fencing provided to separate the construction area from the adjoining traffic. Neither has there been any analysis of the damage to existing piers already constructed due to the collapse. It is a matter of chance that the weak scaffolding collapsed now and not during pouring of concrete, which would have been a bigger disaster,' he alleged.UNI