The Uttar Pradesh police has claimed ending five letters to UP State Bridge Corporation (UPSBC) since November for not following traffic safety regulations during construction of the flyover, a section of whose collapse, on Wednesday in Varanasi, left 18 people dead.
The police had also registered an FIR this year, regarding the same.
However, the UPSBC did not respond to the warnings, IG Deepak Ratan said.
Deepak Ratan said, “Ideally, when they are constructing a portion of the flyover, they are supposed to deploy their own staff for safe traffic regulation and they can request police assistance. But it is we who have been alerting them about the potential problem and they haven’t acted.”