Mumbai civic body to re-audit India’s first flyover at Kemps Corner, following public outrage


Mumbai civic body to re-audit India’s first flyover at Kemps Corner, following public outrage

Independent India’s first flyover bridge, the one in Kemps Corner at Pedder Road, will soon undergo a structural audit at the hands of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), after a popular social media site was flooded with photos of a large fissure on the flyover on Sunday morning.

BMC has declared that the bridge is safe and the ‘fissure’ is a fault in the design of the bridge caused by its alignment dating to the period in which it was built in 1965. However, it will conduct the audit nonetheless, the civic body said.

On Sunday early morning, a photo of the fissure on the Kemps Corner flyover started doing rounds on Twitter. Several citizens tagged the Mumbai police and BMC. Read More

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