Railways to audit Churchgate station building after panel kills citizen

After an aluminium cladding from the Gandhi mural at Churchgate station fell on a 63-year-old man and killed him, Western Railways has decided to conduct a structural audit of the station buidling

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A day after an aluminum cladding from the Gandhi mural at Churchgate station fell on a 63-year-old man and killed him, Western Railways has decided to conduct a structural audit of the Churchgate station building. Dahisar resident Madhukar Narvekar succumbed to his injuries after the cladding fell on his chest. Meanwhile, the GRP registered an accidental death case.

The three-member committee will conduct a structural audit of all the four sides of the railway building. The committee will also investigate the Madhukar Narvekar death case and present a report to the officials.

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Meanwhile, Ravinder Bhakar, chief public relations officer, WR, "We have appointed an external agency to undertake the structural audit."

He also added that the audit for the building was planned prior to the accident and a letter of intent was already issued to the auditor on June 11.

Churchgate station had received a makeover in 2011 and the Mahatma Gandhi mural was added as a part of the beautification project. 81-feet high and 54-feet wide, the mural showed Gandhiji alighting a train in the 1940s. The project was created by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra and his team of 52 associates in just 18 days.

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