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10 teams of BMC, Rlys, IIT experts to assess 445 bridges

July 05, 2018 20:01

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation along with Western and Central Railways have decided to form 10 teams to inspect 445 railway bridges in Mumbai. 

The decision comes against the backdrop of Tuesday's incident in which the pathway of a road overbridge collapsed on to WR's tracks, south of Andheri station, injuring five people, and disrupting train traffic for almost the whole day.

A meeting was held at the BMC headquarters today which was chaired by civic chief Ajoy Mehta and was attended by CR general manager D K Sharma and his WR counterpart A K Gupta apart from the divisional managers of both the railway zones.

"During the meeting, a decision was taken to form 10 teams comprising BMC and Railway officials and experts from the Indian Institute of Technology to assess 445 structures passing over railway tracks in Mumbai," said CR chief spokesperson Sunil Udasi.

Udasi informed that the audit of these structures will start from tomorrow and bridges like Elphinstone Bridge, Lokmanya Tilak Bridge will be taken up first.

-- PTI

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