PUNE: Following the recent suicides at Mantralaya, officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) have decided to install safety net at three places inside the new District Collector's Office near Pune station.
Many protestors have threatened in the past to commit suicide at the office and so to avert any untoward incident safety nets will be placed at three important places in the building.
The safety nets will cover the open space on the second and fifth floors of the six-storeyed administrative building near Pune station.
Public Works Department (PWD) will take charge of the work and the tender is expected to be floated soon.
Bharatkumar Baviskar, Executive Engineer at PWD (which maintains collectorate) said the safety nets will be set up to prevent fatal injuries. "We are checking for different qualities of nets including cotton and nylon ones. Once we have an estimate of the cost we will call for tenders. The location of the nets have been decided and soon we will cover the risky areas,” added Baviskar.
On February 8, Harshal Raote, a murder convict on parole, jumped to death from Mantralaya’s fifth floor. On January 22, an 84-year-old Dhule farmer Dharma Patil consumed poison on the premises, demanding adequate compensation for his land, which had been acquired by the government for a solar power project. Hence, to avert such incidents safety nets will be placed at the collectorate.