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Audit 50 junction points, WR tells BMC


After the Himalaya FOB collapse, Western Railway has asked BMC to hold out a contemporary audit of no less than 50 junction points where there are connections like the only at CSMT with railway FOBs in the type of skywalks, staircases or extensions of FOBs and ROBs.

A letter from the WR to the BMC says that those constructions hook up with railway premises, and that their steadiness and safety are without delay associated with passenger safety. For instance Mumbai Central station is connected with skywalk on the east aspect at street over bridge degree. Similarly, Goregaon station is connected with BMC skywalk on the west aspect through an elevated deck. These are a couple of examples.

There are 50 junction points of this sort in the WR suburban community that are hooked up to the railway premises.

When contacted Ravinder Bhakar, leader public family members officer of Western Railway, He said, “It is similarly necessary to test the structural energy, steadiness and safety of various overhead constructions at connection points, and we now have already sounded the agencies involved on this regard.”

Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta may not be reached for comment. However BMC officials said that Mehta had already directed a contemporary audit of all bridges and FOBs beneath the BMC’s preview.

“Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has additionally appointed special bridge inspectors from the bridges department to make sure timely audit and repairs of bridges. This will lend a hand in common and timely inspections of all FoBs and RoBs owned and maintained by the BMC,” the official said.


“We have already begun demolition of a number of unsafe bridges and repairs works have additionally began. All bridges that have been unhealthy were close down and entry of pedestrians has been blocked. They can be repaired on warfare footing,” the official said.

The official said that once the CSMT bridge crash, the BMC had begun repairs of all bridges that have been marked as in need of rapiers in the audit experiences. The official identified that once a lot back and forth, a Rs 14-crore proposal pertaining to repairs of 16 bridges in the island city space was sanctioned by the civic standing committee on Thursday.


Over the last week there was opposition to the proposal, taking into account that repairs were proposed in accordance with recommendations by the audit firm, Prof DD Desai’s Associated Engineering Consultants and Analysts Pvt Ltd, which had audited the CST bridge and licensed that it was in a good situation, despite which it crashed last month, killing six individuals.


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