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BMC issues advisory ahead of Ganeshotsav for 13 dilapidated bridges

The BMC has conducted a survey which has revealed the precarious conditions of 13 bridges which pass through the railways, connecting the stations.

BMC issues advisory ahead of Ganeshotsav for 13 dilapidated bridges
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Keeping in view the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, marking the birth of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has conducted a survey which has revealed the precarious conditions of 13 bridges which pass through the railways, connecting the stations.

The civic body and the Police have further appealed to the people to not travel in herds during the Ganeshotsav in a bid to avoid accidents which might cause due to the dangerous conditions of these bridges. It also stated that the load on the Currey Road and Chinchpokli bridges should not exceed 16 tonnes due to their dilapidated condition.

Flyovers such as the Ghatkopar flyover, the Chinchpokli flyover, the Byculla flyover and the Curry Road flyover have been declared dangerous. The Marine Lines flyover on the Western Railway, the French flyover between Charni Road and Grant Road, the Falkland flyover between Grant Road and Mumbai Central, are also in precarious conditions. As per reports, the municipality has undertaken the repair work of some of these bridges, while the rest is to be taken up soon post the monsoons. 

With the pandemic looming over us at large, the state government had earlier appealed to the people to celebrate the 10-day festival in a simplistic fashion. Moreover, the government has banned the procession of arrival and immersion of the idol this year.

Moreover, the state government has issued SOP regarding the celebrations of Ganeshotsav. According to the norms, this year, the Ganesh idols are to be four feet high only. The CM had earlier asked the Ganpati mandals in the city to keep the height of the idols small and celebrate the 10-day Ganesh festival, beginning August 22, in a low-key fashioned way.

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