Mumbai CST bridge collapse HIGHLIGHTS: A day later to Mumbai’s foot overbridge collapse, which claimed at least six people’s lives and left 31 left injured, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) suspended the supervisor of the structural audit, which was conducted six months ago, and a supervisor of the repair work. In its preliminary report released on Friday, the BMC stated that the structural audit, six months ago, was conducted irresponsibly and negligently and the audit failed to point out the impending failure.
The foot overbridge connecting north-end of Mumbai’s nodal Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station to BT Lane near Anzuman Islam School collapsed on Thursday evening. Two of the dead have been identified as Apoorva Prabhu and Ranjana Tambe, nurses on their way to report for duty at GT Hospital.
Police officials said the incident happened around 7.30 pm when a large portion of the bridge fell on Dr DN Road affecting north-bound traffic on JJ flyover during peak hour. This is the second major collapse in last one year. Last year, Andheri’s G K Gokhale Road overbridge collapsed, killing two people. Ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh has been sanctioned to each family of the deceased, while Rs 50,000 will be provided to each injured, said CM Devendra Fadnavis.
The foot overbridge, whose structural audit was recently done, is maintained by the Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation. The structural audit had proposed minor repair to the FOB. Read | Among dead, three nurses, two in hospital they worked