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BMC brings down remaining part of damaged overbridge

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Civic body authorities Friday brought down the remaining part of the foot overbridge (FOB), a major portion of which had collapsed Thursday evening, killing six persons and injuring over 30 others.

Ajoy Mehta, after a meeting with officials concerned of the (BMC), had decided to dismantle the entire bridge located near the busy CSMT railway station.

"With the help of and huge cranes, the entire frame of iron and was brought down by evening and was further being cut into pieces to transport them to the godown," said.

Civic officials, however, did not dismantle the ramp of the bridge on the building side, indicating a new bridge may be built for the convenience of passengers.

The ill-fated bridge in South connected the area near the building with the iconic (CSMT) station.

To a query whether the BMC will build a new bridge as the old structure's ramp has not been dismantled, Dighawkar said, "That's up to the higher ups to decide."

He said a zebra crossing as well as a pedestrian signal will be installed beneath the bridge till some permanent arrangements are made.

"Till then, the traffic police will man the zebra crossing to guide pedestrians," Dighawkar added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 01:00 IST