Mumbai: Report on Himalaya Bridge holds various depts responsible

  • | Friday | 17th May, 2019

The reports also mentioned the inspection and work carried out in 2013-14. The report of Himalaya Bridge collapse has blamed gross negligence of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officers and auditors for resulting into the mishap on March 14, where seven people died. Even it mentions increase load on the bridge due to the connection of more platforms of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. "As per the report, Bridges Department maintenance manual and the circular not followed by the department and no proper inspection or audit conducted before the repairs carried out in 2013-14 under biennial contracts. Ltd overlooked his own observations to monitor next inspection in case of corrosion and No tests were conducted on concrete deck slab.

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