Mumbai Bridge Collapse: People lose lives, officials play blame game over funds


Mumbai Bridge Collapse: People lose lives, officials play blame game over funds

Despite people losing their lives in the Andheri’s Gokhale bridge collapse; the reports on the structural audit of 445 bridges in Mumbai is pending, thanks to disagreement over the funds between the Railways and IIT, Bombay.

While the Western Railway claims that have received the reports, the Central Railway will get the same in the coming week. Even as agencies are bickering over incomplete ‘financial transactions’; six more people lost their lives on night of March 14 in the CSMT bridge collapse.

Senior railway officials from Central Railway said that over the weeks they have been having discussions with IIT, Bombay over submission of reports and remuneration for the same.

“We have paid the IIT, Bombay and shall receive the reports soon,” said a CR official. DNA on January 4 reported about it in the article ‘Rs 1cr stand-off: IIT-Bombay, Railways haggle over bridge report fees’.Read More

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