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Piyush Goyal announces safety audit of 445 bridges after Andheri incident

This comes after Gokhale Bridge, which connects Andheri East and Andheri West, collapsed in Mumbai's Andheri station on Tuesday

ANI  |  Mumbai 

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Rescue workers clear the debris of foot overbridge that collapsed at Andheri station

After a part of a foot over bridge caved in at Mumbai's Andheri station, on Tuesday said that 445 bridges in suburban will undergo safety audit.

He said, "I got the design of this bridge studied. This bridge is Cantilever bridge and is around 40 years old. Safety audit will be done of 445 bridges in suburban. As per findings of audit, necessary action will be taken at the earliest."

This comes after Gokhale Bridge, which connects Andheri East and Andheri West, collapsed in Mumbai's on Tuesday morning, injuring at least six people.

Devendra Fadnavis, taking stock of the situation, spoke to the Commissioner of Police of and asked him to ensure smooth traffic movement.

The Fadnavis government also announced a compensation of Rupees one lakh to those injured.

Meanwhile, the BJP-led state government has also asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner to increase the frequency of BEST buses for the convenience of commuters.

First Published: Tue, July 03 2018. 23:10 IST
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