'No NOC Given For Repairing', Says BMC Pinning Blame On Railways For Footover Bridge Collapse Near CSMT Station

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Within hours after the unfortunate footover bridge collapse near the CSMT station in Mumbai, in which 5 people died and 36 suffered injuries, the blamegame has started between two different authorities

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Updated On:

Within hours after the unfortunate footover bridge collapse near the CSMT station in Mumbai, in which 5 people died and 36 suffered injuries, the blamegame has started between two different authorities.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the civic governing body of the city, has pinned the blame for this tragic incident on the Railways, stating the responsibility of the bridge belonged to the latter.

"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 5 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.
  • Five 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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