Saturday, June 19, 2010

Court stays CIC order on Delhi Metro pillar collapse

In a reprieve for the Delhi Metro, the Delhi High Court Friday stayed a Central Information Commission's (CIC) order directing it to disclose the design of a pillar which collapsed last year killing six people. The CIC had last month directed the Delhi Metro to make public all the structural drawings related to the pillar at Zamrudpur in south Delhi in larger public interest. Architect Sudhir Vohra had sought details of both the pile foundation and the superstructure, including all steel reinforcement details, foundation details, engineering calculations and soil tests for the cantilevered bracket of metro pillar number 67 on the upcoming Central Secretariat-Badarpur line.

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