Construction of a new bridge replacing the demolished Hancock bridge in Byculla may start soon as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has received respite from the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has given permission to carry out construction of new bridge with a new contractor owing to trouble face by motorists and pedestrians.
A proposal regarding this will be tabled in the civic standing committed for approval, said an official from the Bridge department of BMC.
Earlier, the construction of new bridge was put on hold following Bombay High Court’s order. BMC had reportedly awarded contract for construction of four bridges including the Hancock Bridge to a contractor blacklisted for carrying out shoddy road works of the BMC. After the High Court stay, the contractor approached Supreme Court. However, the Supreme Court has allowed BMC to appoint new contractor for the work. Read More…
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