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

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The report states the slab of the bridge was not in a stable condition.
  • The structural audit report said that there were cracks formed in the bridge's parapet. 

Republic TV has revealed the negligence of civic body and the Maharashtra government by accessing the July 2018 audit report that enlisted a number of recommendations for the 'unstable bridge' 

The report divulges 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.
  • North Side truss appears to have deformed out of plane
  • End Vertical element of North Side truss heavily corroded.
  • It said that the NDT test for steel structures as per sheet no 8 need to be conducted on site for assessing residual strength of steel members. 
  • 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. 

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READ| BMC Commissioner Orders Vigilance Department To Submit Preliminary Report In Mumbai Footover Bridge Collapse Within 24 Hours

The Mumbai police had filed an FIR against unknown BMC and Railways officials for the foot over bridge collapse near the CSMT station which has resulted in six people losing their lives and 36 suffering injuries on Thursday night.

A case had 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 punished with imprisonment up to 2 years, or with fine, or both.

While the cops found both the authorities responsible for this tragic incident, playing the blame-game the BMC 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.

At 7:20 pm on Thursday, the foot over bridge fell down resulting in 6 people losing their lives and several others suffering injuries. Here are all the details of 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 lost their lives, 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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