Industries Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty, who is also in charge of Mining and Geology, has ordered intensive inspections at all quarries in the State in the wake of the accident that occurred in a quarry in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday killing three persons. He has directed Director of Mining and Geology C. Balaraman to close down unauthorised quarries and to take stringent action against those operating them.

He also ordered the suspension of the activities of all quarries in

Thiruvananthapuram district until further orders as. All quarry owners in Thiruvananthapuram have been asked to attend a meeting at the Collectorate on June 13. — Special Correspondent.