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BMC Officials, Bridge Auditor Summoned By Mumbai Police In Connection To Footover Bridge Collapse Near CSMT Station

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The Mumbai police has summoned the BMC officials and bridge auditor for enquiry in connection to the footover bridge which collapsed near CSMT station on Thusday
  • Officials who were related the bridge collapse have been called up for questioning

The Mumbai police has summoned the BMC officials and bridge auditor for enquiry in connection to the footover bridge which collapsed near CSMT station on Thusday resulting in six people losing their lives and several suffering injuries.

The cops had filed an FIR against unknown officials of the BMC and Railways hours after the tragic incident took place. Now, officials who were related the bridge collapse have been called up for questioning. Initially, the BMC officials will be interrogated, but the police may also pull up the railways officials if deemed necessary.

On Friday, Republic TV accessed the official July 2018 audit report of the foot over bridge which collapsed on March 14. The report enlisted a number of recommendations for the 'unstable bridge' unraveling the truth behind the negligence of civic body and the Maharashtra government.

READ: ACCESSED: 2018 Audit Report Said "Replace All Broken Treads And Risers" Of Bridge At Mumbai's CST That Collapsed

The report divulged into crucial details:

  • The report states the slab of the bridge was not in good condition, steel in the slab was exposed
  • It mentioned that all broken treads and risers of the collapsed bridge needed replacement.
  • Measures such as maintenance of RC parapet and railings for anti-corrosion were required.
  • The foundation was not exposed and also the foundation plans were not available hence no concrete conclusion can be drawn regarding the safety and condition of the foundation. 
  • It further said that the parapets were in precarious condition. 
  • Floor beam near support was heavily corroded.

READ: Remaining Foot Over Bridge Near Mumbai's CSMT Station Dismantled, Says Police

60% of the bridge had collapsed when the incident took place. The authorities cleared much of the remaining part of the bridge late on Thursday and early on Friday, and on Saturday, bridge was completely dismantled.

State cops announced that the complete bridge has now been taken down, and that the are is now open for traffic. This development was informed on Twitter by the Mumbai police.

 

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