Two months earlier,a senior official of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation had died after he fell into an open manhole in Indirapuram,Ghaziabad. Anil Kumar Tayal (52),General Manager (Finance) with ONGC,had fallen into the 22-foot-deep manhole.
Ghaziabad Development Authority had then suspended junior engineer S K Sinha for negligence. We are making sure that all manholes,sewers and open drains are closed. We are in the process of carrying out a survey,and if open manholes are found,action will be taken, Santosh Yadav,Vice-Chairman of GDA had said.