Meghalaya: Retaining Wall of PA Sangma stadium collapses

TURA-   A retaining wall of a newly constructed stadium named after former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma collapsed on Thursday due to incessant rains. No one was injured in the incident but six vehicles were partially damaged, official said.

The stadium, built at a cost of Rs. 127.7 crore in Tura, the district headquarters of West Garo Hills in Meghalaya, was inaugurated on December by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma Conrad Sangma in honour of his late father on December 17, 2022.

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Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said, Following reports of the partial damage to the retaining wall of the P A Sangma Stadium in Tura, officials have been on the job to clear the landslide debris. Instructions have been given to the Administration and the Department to conduct a thorough investigation and for the contractors to submit a report on the cause of the damage.

District Magistrate of West Garo Hills, Jagdish Chelani has ordered a magisterial inquiry to probe into the collapse of the retaining wall.

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The incident has shocked many residents, with some of them pointing towards the poor quality of construction.

“We will be able to take action against the negligent parties once the investigation into the matter is complete,” Chelani said.

He said the remaining part of the retaining wall will also be dismantled so that it does not pose any further danger.


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