Delhi gov’t orders inquiry into Green Park multi-level parking incident

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said appropriate action would be taken based on the findings of the investigation.

On November 6, the Delhi government ordered an investigation into the collapse of part of a multi-storey car park in New Delhi’s Green Park and ordered authorities to submit a report within 15 days.

Addressing a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that corruption within the BJP-run South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which operates the car park, led to the incident.

“I have ordered the Director of Local Government Bodies in Delhi to have the PWD investigate the parking lot collapse incident. [Public Works Department] chief engineer and submit a report in 15 days,” Mr. Sisodia said.

He said appropriate action will be taken based on the results of the investigation.

Mr Sisodia alleged that the BJP-run civic bodies were “immersed in corruption”.

Delhi’s three municipal corporations – SDMC, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and North Delhi Municipal Corporation – are run by the BJP.

The multi-level car park which was inaugurated in November 2020 collapsed in just one year, the deputy chief minister said.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

The Deputy Chief Minister also said that the Delhi government is vigilant and watchful amid Zika virus cases reported in Uttar Pradesh.

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