BMC shuts down Bandra skywalk for public use

Earlier, an aluminium panel from Bandra skywalk had fallen on three women which left them injured. Accordingly, now the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to close the bridge to conduct necessary repairs

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On June 19, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) decided to shut down the Bandra skywalk after an aluminium panel had fallen, injuring three women on June 12. While the skywalk has been shut for public use, BMC will repair the bridge and later reopen it.

The skywalk connects Bandra station with S.V. Road's Lucky Junction and was constructed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) 10 years ago. However, the skywalk was handed over to BMC two years ago for maintenance. 

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Mumbai has a total of 344 bridges, out of which, 314 bridges are maintained by the Municipal Corporation whereas the remaining 30 bridges are handled by MMRDA. Accordingly, 29 bridges were shut down after a structural audit was conducted by BMC.   

Meanwhile, 92 bridges were said to be in good condition in the structural audit. On the other hand, 116 bridges are facing minor repairs. 

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