Accidents & Disasters

Mumbai Police Files FIR Against Unknown BMC, Railways Officials For Footover Bridge Collapse Near The CSMT Station

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The Mumbai police has filed an FIR against unkown BMC and Railways officials for the footover bridge collapse near the CSMT station
  • A case has been filed under IPC Section 304A (Causing death by negligence)

The Mumbai police has filed an FIR against unkown BMC and Railways officials for the footover bridge collapse near the CSMT station which has resulted in six people losing their lives and 36 suffering injuries.

A case has been filed under IPC Section 304A (Causing death by negligence). Under the following section, any individual who causes death through a negligent act can be punishment with imprisonment up to 2 years, or with fine, or both.

READ: Foot-over Bridge Outside Mumbai's CST Railway Station Collapses; Several Injured. LIVE Updates

While the cops have found both the authorities responsible for this tragic incident, the BMC has pinned the complete blame on the Railways.

"Railways is responsible for this incident. This bridge is the property of railways....It was BMC's responsibility to maintain this bridge. We had asked railways to give us NOC for full repairing work, but they haven't given us NOC. If we had got the NOC, the standing committee would have definitely passed the budget to repair this bridge. But we haven't got the NOC. We are checking who had done the structural audit of the bridge," BMC standing committee chief Yashwant Jadhav told Republic TV.

READ: Here's All You Need To Know About The Footover Bridge Collapse Near CSMT Station In Mumbai

At 7:20 pm on Thursday, the footover bridge fell down resulting in 6 people losing their lives and several others suffering injuries. Here's all we know so far about the incident:

  • A foot-over bridge connecting platform 1 North-end with B T Lane near a newspaper office collapsed at 7:20 on Thursday evening.
  • Six people have been confirmed dead, while 36 have been injured from this tragic incident.
  • The bridge which collapsed needed minor repairing, and the work was underway when the incident took place. Around 60% of the bridge came down.
  • The bridge collapse today came 8 months after the 40-year-old bridge at the Andheri station had fallen apart and 17 months after the unfortunate Elphinstone Bridge collapse of 2017.
  • Mumbai Police has filed an FIR following the bridge collapse.
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