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  • Mahad bridge

    Mahad bridge opens 10 months after fall

    Mumbai: A new bridge on Savitri river in adjoining Raigad district today opened for vehicular traffic, almost 10 months after the old British-era bridge collapsed on August 2 last year. Nearly 26 people had died last year after two State Transport buses and some other vehicles fell in the swollen river following the bridge collapse on Mumbai-Goa Highway near Mahad in Raigad district, about 170 kms from here.

  • Mumbai: It was pure nightmare when the Savitri bridge collapsed

    Mumbai: The colonial-era Mumbai-Goa bridge on Savitri river collapsed in the wee hours of August 3 claiming over three-dozen lives; as two state-run buses carrying at least 22 passengers plunged into the river that swelled after heavy downpour in the hilly Konkan region of Maharashtra.

  • Gadkari blames land acquisition delay for Mahad tragedy

    Mumbai: The collapse of a British-era bridge at Mahad in Maharashtra last month could have been avoided had land acquisition and green clearances for an alternative structure been secured in time, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

  • Mahad bridge mishap: SUV found with 2 bodies; toll now 28

    Mumbai: The joint operation of naval divers and NDRF team on Sunday extricated the wreckage of commercial SUV Tavera, with two bodies trapped inside, that went missing after the Britishera Mumbai-Goa bridge collapsed due to heavy downpour during predawn hours of Aug 03.

  • Mahad tragedy: Missing SUV found, 2 bodies feared stuck inside

    Mumbai: On the 11th day of search operations, Navy divers today found the wreckage of an SUV, with two bodies feared to be trapped inside, in Savitri river near Mahad in Raigad district where a British-era bridge had collapsed on August 2.

  • 2MAHAD

    Maharashtra bridge tragedy: Wreckage of second bus found

    Raigad (Maharashtra): Indian Navy divers on Saturday found the wreckage of the second MSRTC bus that had been washed away when a bridge across the Savitri river here collapsed on August 3, a defence spokesman said. The wreckage was found about 400 metres away from the bridge collapse site, five metres deep in the water where strong currents have been observed in the river.

  • 2MAHAD

    Mahad bridge collapse: Submerged wreckage of buses found

    Mumbai: After a lengthy search for the past eight days, Naval teams have located two bus wreckages submerged in the Savitri River at Mahad, where tragedy struck after a British-era bridge collapsed.

  • Mahad effect: NHAI to inspect all old bridges

    New Delhi: NHAI on Wednesday stated that it will conduct inspection of all its old bridges to avert Maharashtra like tragedy, in which a British era bridge across Savitri river at Mahad collapsed over a week ago. Clarifying that though the collapsed bridge did not fell under the jurisdiction of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), it said the orders were issued taking cognizance of such incidents.

  • Mahad bridge

    Mahad Bridge Collapse: Crashed bridge was to be razed in Dec ’15

    Mumbai : The ill-fated British era bridge on Savitri river at Mahad that took with it 42 lives was supposed to have been pulled down in December last year. Disclosing this here, PWD Minister Chandrakant Patil stated that due to public demand the bridge was kept in operation.

  • 2MAHAD

    Search ops on amid high water current, crocodiles in river

    Mumbai: Rescue personnel today braved high water current and crocodile hotbeds in Savitri River to trace those missing after the bridge collapse near Mahad in Raigad district even as anxious relatives expressed anger over the pace of the search operation.

  • Mahad Bridge collapse: PIL seeks action against NHAI, govt officials

    Mumbai: A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking action against National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Maharashtra government officials in connection with the collapse of a British-era bridge near Mahad in Raigad district.

  • Mahad tragedy: Shiv Sena takes a dig at CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Saturday took potshots at Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the Mahad tragedy, saying he should stop aerial visits to mishap sites and demanded Guardian ministers be barred from flying inside the state to understand its road and bridge conditions.