An eyewitness, who was waiting at the signal, said, "We all were waiting impatiently at the signal as it was red". According to some reports, the bridge collapsed even though it was marked "fit to use" only six months ago after an audit.
Following the July 2018 incident, the railways had ordered audit of 445 bridge structures crossing the railway tracks in Mumbai. The foot over bridge is often referred to as the Kasab bridge.
Fadnavis said an ex-gratia payment of Rs 5 lakh would be made to the families of each of the dead, and Rs 50,000 to each of the injured. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had then announced a joint safety audit of all 445 bridges in Mumbai. Mr. Mehta also ordered the filing of an FIR against and the blacklisting of D. D. Desai, the structural auditor.
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The 35 feet bridge connects CST railway station's platform No1 with BT Lane near the Times of India Building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School and was used by thousands of passengers bustling to catch local trains on Central Railway and the Harbour Line daily. He added that the "bridge wasn't in a bad condition".
The traffic on the busy route has been affected and commuters have been advised to use alternate routes.
Charges will be framed against the officers accordingly, the official added.
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"The slab of the FOB collapsed at around 7.30pm". The Mumbai Police has revealed that over 23 people have been injured, with the count feared to rise further. After all, in the middle of the rush hour, one usually does not have the time to think much about these things.
Despite the fact that it hasn't been a year since the Andheri bridge has collapsed, yet another incident took place in the prime area of South Mumbai last evening. Injured persons are being shifted to hospitals.
However, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said during an interaction with the media on Friday, "While a high-level inquiry will be carried out, I have asked the municipal commissioner to fix the primary responsibility for the incident and take action on the same".
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