Maharashtra CM's Bhiwandi event postponed amid building collapse

  • | Monday | 21st September, 2020

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray postponed the e-opening event of the Mankoli flyover in suburban Mumbai after the building collapse in Bhiwandi.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray postponed the e-opening event of the Mankoli flyover in suburban Mumbai after the building collapse in Bhiwandi.

Thackeray and deputy CM Ajit Pawar were slated to inaugurate the flyover at around 1:30 pm on Monday.

BG Pawar, joint metropolitan commission, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which is undertaking the project, said, “Due to unavoidable reasons, the e-opening programme of Mankoli flyover is postponed.”

This is the second event within a week that has been postponed by CM Thackeray.

Last Friday, an event organised by MMRDA to lay the foundation stone of the 450-feet Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar statue was also postponed after a controversy erupted over the Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government not inviting opposition leaders and members of the social reformer’s family.

On Monday, CM Thackeray was to inaugurate the left side of the Mankoli flyover in Bhiwandi that leads towards Thane on the Thane-Nashik Highway.

On Monday morning, however, a building collapsed in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), where 10 people were killed. The rescue operations are still in progress.



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