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Mumbai bridge collapse: BMC to decide on dismantling the entire FOB today Mumbai bridge collapse left six people dead and 31 injured

A foot over bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station collapses.


Current Affairs: The morning after the deck of a foot overbridge outside CSMT station collapsed, killing six people and leaving 31 injured, the Brihnamumbai Municipal Corporation chief will chair a meeting to decide on the future course of action for the structure. A BMC spokesperson said civic commissioner Ajoy Mehta will meet Road and Bride department officials Friday and then take a call on dismantling the entire FOB. On Friday morning, the BMC kept the busy DN Road blocked as part of the post-collapse safety stipulations and civic staff went about dismantling the entire deck of the FOB. "DN Road (on which the FOB stood) has been blocked as a precautionary measure. BMC commissioner Mehta has called a meeting on this to decide on its re-opening," another civic official said. He added that the FOB was found structurally safe when it was audited in August 2016, soon after a British-era bridge over Savitri River got washed away in monsoon downpour in Mahad in Raigad district. "During that audit, 354 bridges were checked for their structural soundness. The FOB that collapsed on Thursday was marked C2B. This means it needed minor repairs only. Tenders were floated for the repair but it got held up," the official said. "We will investigate whether the tender was held up by the BMC Standing Committee or the Road...read more

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Mumbai bridge collapse: BMC to decide on dismantling the entire FOB today  

Mumbai bridge collapse: BMC to decide on dismantling the entire FOB today on Business Standard. Mumbai bridge collapse left six people dead...

Mumbai bridge collapse: BMC to decide on dismantling the entire FOB today  

Mumbai bridge collapse: BMC to decide on dismantling the entire FOB today on Business Standard. Mumbai bridge collapse left six people dead...

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