JAMMU CABLE CAR ACCIDENT: "SOPs were not followed"

JAMMU CABLE CAR ACCIDENT: ''SOPs were not followed''

Pertinently, two labourers died while four others sustained injuries on Sunday evening after a rescue trolley had fallen during the mock-drill near the Mahamaya temple.

In the Jammu cable car accident, wherein two labourers lost their lives, standard operation procedures (SOPs) were not followed during the mock-drill, reports said Tuesday.

Pertinently, two labourers died while four others sustained injuries on Sunday evening after a rescue trolley had fallen during the mock-drill near the Mahamaya temple.

Executive vice-president of Damodar Ropeways and Infra Limited (DRIL) said that the investigation into the incident is going on. “Police is investigating the matter. We cannot say anything in this regard until the investigation is completed,” he added.

However, reports informed that the SOPs were not followed while conducting the mock-drill ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit for its inauguration.

It added that as per the SOPs, while performing the mock drills, the executing agency needed to inform all other agencies concerned.

“The rescue trolley involved in the incident was meant for a maximum of four people, but there were six in it. Also, all people performing the mock drill should have worn headgear and had to be hooked onto the rope,” reports said, adding that no safety guidelines were followed during the mock drill, otherwise precious lives could have been saved.