Mumbai: 11 ‘dangerous’ bridges yet to be demolished

  • | Saturday | 16th March, 2019

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is yet to demolish as many as 11 “dangerous bridges” in the city, some of which have been made off-limits for pedestrians. After the tragedy struck at CSMT, 10 km away, two bridges near Marine Lines may require to be razed urgently, civic officials warned. Speaking to The Indian Express, Chief Engineer of Bridges department, Sanjay Darade said, “We will expedite the repair and reconstruction of the bridges that were declared dangerous. AdvertisingWhen The Indian Express visited the site, the Marine Lines FOBs were closed for pedestrian but demolition was yet to start. The structural audit report released by the BMC in September last year had recommended demolition and reconstruction of 14 extremely dangerous bridges, including five foot overbridges (FOBs) across the city.

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