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Fix responsibility for bridge collapse by Fri evening: Maha CM

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Chief Minister said he had asked BMC chief Mehta to fix "primary responsibility" for Thursday's foot overbridge collapse by Friday evening.

The deck of a foot overbridge on DN Road connected to collapsed Thursday evening, killing six persons and injuring 31.

was speaking to reporters after meeting the injured in nearby.

"It is shocking that such an accident can take place even after a structural audit. Primary responsibility will be fixed by this evening. I have asked (Mehta) to find out names of those responsible," said.

"A high level probe into this incident has already been ordered. Those responsible (for the collapse) will be punished," he said.

Earlier in the day, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had said the FOB was was found to be structurally safe when it was audited in August 2016, soon after a British-era bridge over got washed away in monsoon downpour in Mahad in district.

"During that audit, 354 bridges were checked for their structural soundness. The FOB that collapsed on Thursday was marked C2B. This means it needed minor repairs only. Tenders were floated for the repair but it got held up," the had said Friday morning.

Fadnavis also said he had ordered a re-visit of all earlier structural audits carried out on such structures.

The CM visited the mishap site post the visit to the hospital.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 11:05 IST