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BMC suspends 2 over fatal bridge collapse

BMC suspends 2 over fatal bridge collapse

Andheri bridge collapse: Many students also couldn't make it to exams because of the bridge collapse.

"I demand that structural auditors who carried out the inspection and structural audit of the bridge be booked under IPC section 302 (murder)", Deora said.

Following the July 2018 incident, the railways had ordered audit of 445 bridge structures crossing the railway tracks in Mumbai.

According to news agency PTI, the bridge was commonly known as "Kasab bridge" after the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the terror attacks. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had then announced a joint safety audit of all 445 bridges in Mumbai.

"It is shocking that such an accident can take place even after a structural audit".

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's preliminary report about the collapse of a foot overbridge in Mumbai on Thursday has attributed the incident to an "irresponsible structural audit", The Times of India reported.

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According to the officials, only three FOBs in South Mumbai which include Yellow Gate FOB (P D'Mello Road) and two FOBs near the Marine Lines railway station were to be rebuilt. Commuters have been advised to take the alternate routes to their destinations. 5 people were injured and 2 casualties were reported.

"It is the time when entire Mumbai rushes to CSMT to return home".

As part of the re-audit, the civic body also reassigned the bridges that had been audited by the firm responsible for auditing the collapsed Himalaya footbridge at the city's CSTM railway station to another structural auditor.

In September 2017, a stampede broke out on a railway bridge at Elphinstone station bridge during peak office hours where 22 people killed and over 30 were seriously injured.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had, during a visit to the site, assured that responsibility for the bridge collapse would be fixed by Friday evening.

In July a year ago, portion of a road over-bridge had collapsed in suburban Andheri.


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