September 23, 2023
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Morbi Civic Chief Suspended Days After Gujarat Bridge Collapse Tragedy

In response to the bridge collapse tragedy that resulted in 135 fatalities, the Gujarat government has suspended Sandipsinh Zala as Chief Officer of Morbi Municipality, a senior official announced today. In Gujarat’s Morbi town, a suspension bridge constructed during the British era fell on Sunday night across the Machchhu River. Women and children were among those lost in the tragedy.

GT Pandya, the district collector for Morbi, reported that Sandipsinh Zala, the chief officer of the Morbi Municipality, had been suspended by the state Urban Development Department. He stated that up till further orders, the Resident Additional Collector of Morbi has been assigned the additional responsibility of the Chief Officer.

According to officials, Morbi Municipality awarded the Oreva group a 15-year contract for the repair and upkeep of its bridges. Nine people have been detained by police in relation to the bridge fall incident thus far.

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