Mumbai : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will soon take up repair and resurfacing work on three major bridges in the city –the Keshavsoot bridge, the Jaganath Shankar Shett bridge and the Curry road bridge at the cost of Rs 11.32 crore. The proposal in this regard will be presented in Standing Committee meeting scheduled on Wednesday.
According to S P Kori, chief engineer of bridges, the condition of bridges is bad and the rains are making it worse. “The bridges are in a need of urgent repair. Once the work is approved, it should be completed in nine months,” he said.
Tenders for the repairs were first floated in 2012. However, it did not get a single response. This year, once the project was retendered, and it received a single response from ME Infraprojects Pvt Ltd, which will be carrying out the work.
While the BMC budget was about Rs 7.53 crore, the cost has worked out to be higher. BMC has made yearly budgetary allocation of Rs 24 crore for foot over bridges, roads, subways and bridges.