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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 01:04 AM IST

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation asks consultants to review audits of 223 bridges

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Mumbai: After the collapse of the Himalaya foot over bridge on March 14, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has directed the M/s Structwel Designers and Consultant Pvt Ltd and M/s CV Kand Consultant Pvt Ltd to reinspect and review the Structural Audit Reports of all 223 bridges, road over bridges (ROBs), foot over bridges (FOBs) and flyovers in the western and eastern suburbs. These auditors will have to submit a detailed report within a month.

BMC on Saturday have issued letters to the companies, asking them go and inspect all the sites and review the Structural Audit Reports. These companies had submitted their reports to the BMC earlier on, but after the mishap on Thursday, they have to re-inspect the bridges. BMC said, in the audit report of the Himalaya FOB, the auditors stated that the bridge was in ‘good condition’, when the audit report also clearly stated there was corrosion and cracks in the bridge.

There are 66 types of bridges, ROBs and FOBs in zone 5 and 6 in eastern suburbs. Based on the previous report, the M/s Structwel Designers consultants had categorised 18 bridges in ‘good condition’, 26 required minor repairs and 14 bridges categorised in ‘worst condition’. They stated, these 14 bridges required major structural repairs. There are 8 bridges in zones 5 and 6 of eastern suburbs which needed to be demolished and reconstructed.

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There are 157 types of bridges, ROBs and FOBs in the western suburbs. M/s CV Kand Consultants will have to reinspect all sites and review the Structural Audit Reports. In their previous report, they stated, 79 bridges were in good condition, 42 bridges required minor repair works, 28 bridges were in ‘worst condition’, which required major structural repairs and 8 bridges were needed to be demolished. These eight bridges in zones 3, 4 and 7 of the western suburbs which needed to be demolished and reconstructed.

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Published on: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 05:15 AM IST
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