2 civic engineers suspended post audit on Mumbai bridge collapse

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The said survey was actuated after a bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway collapsed in 2016 and the report was submitted to the civic commissioner.

On March 14, a footover bridge near the Times of India building at Mumbai's CSMT collapsed. "Senior officers are on spot", Mumbai police said. "The dust and cries of the victims filled us with fear and we soon realised that a bridge has fallen".

According to news agency PTI, the bridge was commonly known as "Kasab bridge" after the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the terror attacks. He has ordered a high-level inquiry and announced compensation to the families of those killed.

Of the critically injured, two persons with severe head injuries have been shifted to the state-run J J Hospital as they require neurosurgery. It sees a daily footfall of about 6 lakh commuters, and it can be estimated that a significant percentage of these people had been using the bridge which collapsed on Thursday.

"As per the information received, a part of foot over bridge near CSMT station in Mumbai collapsed".

Andheri bridge collapse Many students also couldn't make it to exams because of the bridge collapse
Andheri bridge collapse Many students also couldn't make it to exams because of the bridge collapse

A case has been registered against officials of Central Railway and the BMC in connection with the incident, police said. 42 people went missing after a bridge collapse after a British-era bridge was washed away near Mahad on the Mumbai-Goa national highway on 4 August 2016.

Local BJP MLA Raj Purohit also visited the spot and demanded immediate action against the engineer who had declared the bridge as "safe".

The civic body ordered a show-cause notice to be issued to the contractor who undertook the fix work, RPS Infraprojects Limited.

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis said he was "pained" to hear about the incident. He further said, "Weeks before an audit of the bridge took place in 2018, the BMC changed the tiles at the bridge". However, the BMC did not act on the report. A team headed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay conducted audit of the bridges.

According to an official, the FOB was last repaired in 2010-11 and was constructed around 35 years ago.

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