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Footover Bridge at CSMT near Times of India building collapses

Footover Bridge at CSMT near Times of India building collapses

The traffic near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station in Mumbai, Maharashtra, was severely affected after a part of a foot overbridge collapsed on Thursday killing at least five people and injuring 36 others. The foot over bridge is often referred to as the Kasab bridge. "Four of those taken to hospitals have succumbed to their injuries", Tanaji Kamble, a spokesman for the local civic authority's disaster management cell, told AFP news agency.

Today, a foot overbridge in CST collapsed in Mumbai taking the toll of 5 lives till now. Both GT and St George Hospital witnessed frantic scenes as injured and dead were brought after the mishap took place. Thousands of Central and Harbour line commuters use the bridge daily to enter CSMT. "Spoke to BMC Commissioner and Mumbai Police officials and instructed to ensure speedy relief efforts in coordination with Railway Ministry officials", Fadnavis said.

Five patients who were declared dead by hospitals were identified as - Apoorva Prabhu (35), Ranjana Tambe (40), Zahid Khan (32), Bhakti Shinde (40) and Tapendra Singh (35).

"Twenty-eight people were injured when the bridge collapsed".

Andheri bridge collapse: Many students also couldn't make it to exams because of the bridge collapse.

"The injured persons will get ~50,000 each and the government will bear the cost of their treatment", Fadnavis said, adding that officials found responsible for the incident will be booked.

Andheri bridge collapse Many students also couldn't make it to exams because of the bridge collapse
Andheri bridge collapse Many students also couldn't make it to exams because of the bridge collapse

"I demand that structural auditors who carried out the inspection and structural audit of the bridge be booked under IPC section 302 (murder)", Deora said.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation orders suspension for Executive Engineer AR Patil who supervised the structural audit work in 2017-18 and Assistant Engineer SF Kakulte who supervised the fix work in 2013-14.

"I have sought a custody of documents related to the structural audit". Meanwhile, the BMC has also suspended two serving officers, while charges will be framed against three others who have now retired.

According to an official, the FOB was last repaired in 2010-11 and was constructed around 35 years ago.

Following the order, the railways, the BMC and the IIT-Bombay had conducted a safety audit.

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