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HC to hear plea on condition of foot overbridges in Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Friday said it would take up for hearing on March 22 a petition on the issue of "poor" condition of foot overbridges in the

One of the petitioners Pradeep Bhalekar's approached the high court Friday seeking urgent hearing of the plea a day after a foot overbridge near the railway station in south collapsed killing six people and injuring 31 others.

A division bench of Justice and Justice agreed to hear the matter on March 22.

Bhalekar had filed the petition in September 2017 after a stampede on a congested foot overbridges in Elphinstone Road suburban railway station (now renamed Prabhadevi) claimed 31 lives.

In his plea, Bhalekar had sought a direction to the authorities concerned to constitute a special committee to conduct survey of all foot overbridges in the city and carry out repair works if they are found in dilapidated or dangerous condition.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 14:20 IST