Opposition slams BMC over Gokhale bridge collapse
A part of Gokhale Bridge in Mumbai collapsed on July 2
- Opposition chief slammed BMC over Gokhale bridge collapse
- He mentioned that BMC ought to repair accountabilty for the collapse
- A part of Gokhale bridge collapsed on railway tracks on July 2
Chief of opposition in Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) Ravi Raja on Thursday demanded that the civic physique ought to repair points pertaining to accountability and legal legal responsibility following the Gokhale bridge collapse incident.
Raja mentioned that BMC officers must be held accountable. The politician added that this can cease the blame recreation between BMC and Railways after the incident.
“BMC ought to repair the accountability and legal legal responsibility about such incidences. Mumbaikar pay taxes to BMC usually and in return they count on a great infrastructure. Who gave permission to Railways to place paver block and do overhead wiring there? It is BMC officers solely. So BMC cannot wash away its hand from it,” Raja instructed India At the moment.
He additional questioned BMC over security audit report of the bridge. He slammed BMC for not following up with railways on the security audit report after paying virtually Rs 92 crore to Central Railways and Rs 11 crore to Western Railways.
“When BMC is paying railways for upkeep and restore of the bridge then why did not they ask for security audit report from them? I raised this challenge in standing committee, however I did not get correct reply from BMC officers and the assembly was adjourned. I’ve learnt that railways have handed over security audit report back to BMC. Nevertheless it was BMC’s duty to get such reviews usually (from railways)” mentioned Raja
On July 2, part of Gokhale Bridge, which connects Andheri east to Andheri west in Mumbai, collapsed on the railway tracks beneath. The collapse additionally affected rail visitors.
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