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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Urban Development

 

 

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3001

TO BE ANSWERED ON 30.07.2009

 

Accident Deaths at DMRC Sites. 

3001.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of URBAN DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a)       the number of persons i.e. engineers, labourers, and others, who lost their lives due to accidents on construction sites of the DMRC since inception including those who died on the 12th and 13th July 2009, category-wise;

(b)       the number out of them whose dependents have so far been provided employment by the DMRC or by the contractors and those likely to be provided employment shortly; and

(c)       the cases in which no employment has been given nor is proposed to be given and the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI SAUGATA ROY)

(a):      As reported by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Ltd., the number of persons who lost their lives till 26th July, 2009 due to accidents on construction sites of the DMRC since inception including those who died on the 12th July, 2009 accident, category-wise, are as follows:

Engineers    -              1

Labourers    -              93

Others          -              8

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Total              -              102

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No person died due to the accident on 13th July, 2009.

(b)&(c): DMRC has no policy to provide employment to the dependents of the persons who die due to accidents at its construction sites. There is no such practice followed by contractors also.