AMC decided to hire the contractor accused in Kankaria rides accident in the alleged light of urgency. The video of Kankaria’s ride crash sparked fuss in Ahmedabad and the nation. In the tragic accident, two people passed away, and 35 people received severe injuries.
However, the authorities banned the accused contractor from operating the rides for four years. But, on Thursday, the authorities allowed the reactivation of all rides and gave the contract to the same person. After four years of the tragedy, the officials revoked all his licenses, and they resumed the rides once sealed by the standing committee.
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation ordered Super Star Amusement Pvt Ltd. in 2012 to start an Amusement Park on the Kankaria campus. The revenue-sharing model was the basis of the 20-year-agreement, and the contractor received 10% of the gross revenue from visitor fees and 15% of advertisement revenue.
Between December 2014 and 2015, the corporation had a revenue of ₹1.54 crores. However, in July 2019, the discovery rides of the Amusement Park broke down and killed two people in the accident. The accident gained attention, and the police complained about six people. All of them served their time.
On June 7, the AMC Standing Committee decided to allow the controversial company to resume 19 rides in a meeting. Hiresh Barot, in defence of the contractor, said, “We have a 20-year-old contract with the company. Thus, we have to resume the rides.”