Devendra Fadnavis Orders Probe; Central Railway, BMC To Jointly Probe Collapse: Highlights

Mumbai Bridge collapse: The collapse took place during the peak hours and eyewitnesses said repairs were being carried out on the overbridge this morning, but it was still being used.

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Devendra Fadnavis Orders Probe; Central Railway, BMC To Jointly Probe Collapse: Highlights

Mumbai Bridge Collapse: This is third such tragedy in two years in Mumbai.

Mumbai: 

Six people were killed and 33 injured after a portion of a foot overbridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station in Mumbai collapsed on Thursday evening. The pedestrian bridge connects the railway station to the Azad Maidan police station and the Times of India building in south Mumbai.

The collapse took place during the peak hours and eyewitnesses said repairs were being carried out on the overbridge this morning, but it was still being used. 

The bridge collapse near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is the third such tragedy in the past two years involving the foot overbridges in the city. Safety audits were carried out at about 445 foot overbridges, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis after the accident on Thursday. Minor repairs had been carried out on the CST bridge six months ago as part of the audit. Mr Fadnavis has assured a speedy probe in the incident. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to the foot overbridge accident in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Wishing that the injured recover at the earliest. The Maharashtra Government is providing all possible assistance to those affected."

Here are the Highlights of the probe into the Mumbai bridge collapse tragedy:


Mar 15, 2019
20:10 (IST)
Mumbai Civic Body Hauls Up Audit Team For Bridge Collapse, 2 Suspended

A preliminary report released by the Mumbai civic authority has held engineers who conducted a structural audit of the ill-fated foot overbridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus responsible for its collapse on Thursday evening. Six people were killed in the incident.

Mumbai Civic Body Hauls Up Audit Team For Bridge Collapse, 2 Suspended
Mar 15, 2019
20:07 (IST)
A preliminary report released by the Mumbai civic authority has held engineers who conducted a structural audit of the ill-fated foot overbridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus responsible for its collapse on Thursday evening. 
Mar 15, 2019
14:11 (IST)
"The prime concern of the government should be improvement of railway facilities. A blame game by authorities is not the solution. We demand that the bullet train project be cancelled since it is merely a show-off project and a waste of tax-payers'' money," Jitendra Awhad claimed.

Mar 15, 2019
13:51 (IST)
The NCP on Friday demanded that the multi-billion dollar Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project be scrapped
Nationalist Congress Party on Friday demanded that the multi-billion dollar Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project be scrapped, a day after a foot overbridge connected to iconic CSMT station collapsed, killing six persons and injuring 31.
"The money being spent on the high speed rail project, a joint venture between India and Japan, should be invested to upgrade suburban railway facilities in the metropolis and surrounding areas," said NCP legislator Jitendra Awhad
Mar 15, 2019
12:49 (IST)
Mar 15, 2019
12:24 (IST)
The Brihnamumbai Municipal Corporation chief will chair a meeting to decide on the future course of action for the structure. A BMC spokesperson said civic commissioner Ajoy Mehta will meet Road and Bride department officials Friday and then take a call on dismantling the entire FOB. 
Mar 15, 2019
10:31 (IST)
Maharshtra CM at the bridge collapse site

Mar 15, 2019
10:29 (IST)
Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde said, "The bridge wasn't in a bad condition, it required minor repairs for which work was underway. Why it was not closed until the work was completed - that will also be probed".
Mar 15, 2019
10:04 (IST)
Cases Registered Against BMC-Railways
The police registered cases against Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Indian Railway officials charging them with culpable homicide.
Mar 15, 2019
09:48 (IST)
Assure action if audit was faulty: Devendra Fadnavis
"I visited St. George's hospital today, 10 patient's are in the ward and one in ICU, but out of danger. The bridge collapse is a serious matter. Despite audit, if such an incident has occurred, its a matter of concern, have ordered high-level probe. Assure action if audit was faulty. FIR has been lodged," Devendra Fadnavis 

Mar 15, 2019
09:34 (IST)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia each to the families of those who lost their lives
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia each to the families of those who lost their lives and Rs 50,000 to the injured. He has also ordered a high level probe into the Thursday's incident.

Mar 15, 2019
08:32 (IST)
Mar 15, 2019
08:04 (IST)
Mar 15, 2019
08:02 (IST)
Aaditya Thackeray, Yuva Sena president condemned the incident
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