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Mar 15, 2019 04:28 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Mumbai Bridge Collapse updates: Six killed, 34 injured; BMC, railway officials booked for negligence

Railways passes the buck to BMC; senior police officials, NDRF teams on the spot. This is second major bridge collapse in the past year

  • Mar 14, 09:55 PM (IST)

  • Mar 15, 01:16 PM (IST)
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  • Mar 15, 10:54 AM (IST)

    CM Devendra Fadnavis visits the collapse site

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited the accident site earlier today. Traffic near the bridge, which is also known as the 'Himalaya bridge', has been halted today.

    CM Fadnavis met those injured in the collapse and said, "There are around 10 injured admitted in the ward, one in ICU; all out of danger now. A high-level inquiry will be done to probe into the matter. FIR has been lodged." (Indian Express)

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  • Mar 14, 10:21 PM (IST)

    RTI documents reveal no major repairs were suggested for the bridge 

    #The Bridge was barely 35 years old, average life of a bridge is 60- years 

    #Damaged FOBs  repaired by railways not BMC

    #BMC gave 117 crore to railways 

    – CNN News18

  • Mar 14, 10:18 PM (IST)

    Traffic advisory in view of the collapse of the FOB near the Times of India building.   

    #Traffic is being closed on both bounds between CST junction and JJ flyover.

    #Commuters are advised to use the Mahapalika Marg from CST to metro junction and ahead towards Princess Street Flyover/ Crawford Market/ Chakala and Mohammed Ali road.

    #Commuters coming from JJ flyover may take a right turn towards Crawford Market/ metro junction/ CST and ahead or take a left turn at Nesbit junction and move further to PD Mellow road/Avatar Singh Bedi Chowk to CST/ Lion Gate, Regal Junction 

  • Mar 14, 10:08 PM (IST)
  • Mar 14, 10:03 PM (IST)

    Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis declares ex-gratia of Rs 5 lak to kin of deceased, Rs. 50,000 to injured

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told media persons, "Bridge collapse is a saddening event. We have ordered a high-level inquiry. This bridge was constructed in 1980. This bridge was found 'fit' in the structural audit. We are finding out who is responsible for this audit. We will take strict action against those responsible. Ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured. A preliminary inquiry report will come soon. 

  • Mar 14, 09:48 PM (IST)

    Former Maharashtra chief minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan: Somebody has to be held responsible for the incident. It is sad that the BMC and Railways are shifting blames on each other. The top brass, including the Prime Minister, need to take responsibility. This negligence is equivalent to murder.   

  • Mar 14, 09:41 PM (IST)
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    President of Congress Mumbai Unit Sanjay Nirupam : The administration of the BMC is in shambles. The infrastructure of the city is falling party. Both the BMC and the Railways are equally responsible for this. The BJP and the Shiv Sena should apologise to the people of Mumbai. Both the BJP and the Shiv Sena are busy fighting over posts at the expense of the city's repair.   

  • Mar 14, 09:32 PM (IST)

    Update: The death toll has risen to five. 

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    PLEASE NOTE

    HELPLINE NUMBER for St George Hospital, Mumbai: 022-22620242

  • Mar 14, 09:20 PM (IST)
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    Congress leader Milind Deora: The BMC had ordered a structural audit of the bridge which stated that only minor repairs were needed. The accountability should be fixed. Those who carried out the audit should be booked under Section 302.

  • Mar 14, 09:18 PM (IST)

    State Education Minister Vinod Tawde: Investigation into the incident will be carried out by the BMC and the Railway Ministry. The Maharashtra government will take care of medical treatment of those injured.

  • Mar 14, 09:14 PM (IST)

    BJP MLA blames BMC for incident

    Colaba BJP MLA Raj Purohit is at the accident spot. He blamed the BMC for the incident. “The BMC is responsible for this accident. Tomorrow, they will issue a statement saying all bridges will be surveyed and audited. The engineer who was undertaking this work should face an inquiry and be punished,” he said.

  • Mar 14, 09:13 PM (IST)

    Entry to CST FOB has now been blocked

    Entry to the FOB has now been blocked as Mumbai police grapple in trying to control the crowd. The bridge had gained infamy after terrorist Ajmal Kasab passed through the structure during the 26/11 Mumbai attack. Many locals refer to the structure as 'Kasab bridge', Indian Express reported.

  • Mar 14, 09:12 PM (IST)

    Audit of bridge said it required only minor repairs: Report

    After the July 2018 Gokhale bridge collapse in Andheri, the BMC had carried out a structural audit of 296 bridges. The audit had revealed that 18 bridges needed demolition and reconstruction (10 major bridges and 8 foot overbridges). However, according to the officials, this FOB was not on the danger list. The audit of the bridge stated it required only minor repairs.

  • Mar 14, 09:10 PM (IST)

    PLEASE NOTE

    BMC DISASTER MANAGEMENT NUMBER: 9833806409

  • Mar 14, 08:59 PM (IST)

    Mumbai Bridge Update

    ST GEORGE HOSPITAL: INJURED 17 + DEAD 2

    G T HOSPITAL: INJURED 11 + DEAD 2

  • Mar 14, 08:55 PM (IST)

    Update: Death toll has risen to 4. Two women among victims of bridge collapse.

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