Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Bridge collapses near CWG main venue, 23 injured (Link)
Public works minister Raj Kumar Chauhan told reporters the bridge, linking the stadium's parking lot to the venue, was meant exclusively for athletes and officials, underlying the lack of attention to facilities tom-tommed as world-class. But later in the day, as fears over safety grew, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit , while visiting the injured at AIIMS, tried to play it down insensitively by saying the overbridge was meant for ordinary spectators.
How does it matter if an overbridge falls ?
For that matter, if ordinary traffic stalls ?
It's the Games, you fool,
And we break every rule,
Forget National Pride, its the Profit that Calls....
Mumbai builds overbridges, for those who must walk,
Folks are so busy crossing, there's no time to gawk,
It seems Imports are better
This came from UK , Leicester,
Hurriedly put up this fortnight, according to the talk.
Hurriedly assembled, applauded, no one checked the pin,
And the stuff collapsed, with a bang and almighty din.
They said "No need to worry,
Hurt folks are ordinary",
Our pockets are bulging, who cares, let he Games Begin.