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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 12:37 AM IST

Bridge audit: discussion is not allowed

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Mumbai: Opposition corporators in the BMC walked out of the meeting hall in protest, after they were not allowed to speak or discuss the proposal to repair the 16 bridges audited by the blacklisted company D D Desai Consultants at the standing committee meeting on Wednesday.

Members of the opposition party were irked at not being allowed to discuss the controversial proposal. The 16 bridges had been audited by the firm D D Desai Consultants, which has been blacklisted after the collapse of the Himalaya foot overbridge at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in which six people were killed and 31 severely injured on March 14.

All members of the opposition party, Ravi Raja leader of the Opposition, Samaj-wadi Corporator Rais Shaikh and Nationalist Congress Party corporator Rakhi Jadhav boycotted the standing committee meeting and protested against Yashwant Jadhav, the chairman of the standing committee meeting.

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“The proposal of the bridges was not taken up (not considered for now) for discussion by Yashwant Jadhav and we were not allowed to speak on the issue. BMC brought in the proposal to conduct work on the 16 bridges in Mumbai on recommendation of the audit report of D D Desai Consultants, who have already been blacklisted,” said Raja.

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Published on: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 06:18 AM IST
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