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.
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: