BMC to complete repair work of Juhu-Tara Road bridge within the next four months

The Juhu-Tara Road bridge at Bandra will be repaired at the cost of ₹13 crore and will be a 16.50 m high and 30.30 m wide structure

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In March 2019, Himalaya foot-over bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station had collapsed. As an aftermath of this, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) conducted a structural audit of all the foot-over bridges across the city. In this audit, it was found that several bridges across Mumbai were found out to be dangerous for public use and therefore, had to be shut for public use unless repaired. Juhu-Tara Road bridge is one such bridge that had to be closed about two months ago for repairs.

Now, BMC has declared that the bridge will be repaired within the coming four months. The bridge will be repaired at the cost of ₹13 crore and will be a 16.50 m high and 30.30 m wide structure. The proposal for its construction was approved on Tuesday, September 17 by the BMC Standing Committee and the repair work is expected to start soon.

Since the bridge was closed for vehicular use, the people had to use a diversion while travelling towards Santacruz, Khar, Bandra. The vehicles passing towards Mithibai College and Nanavati Hospital too had to use a diversion.

Looking at the hassles faced by the people, BMC decided to quickly complete the construction procedure for the bridge. Earlier, the bridge was supposed to be repaired at an estimated cost of ₹10.43 crore. However, looking at the urgency of the matter, the civic body is ready to allocate it to a contractor who had bid at a higher price but will finish work sooner.  The contractor will be provided with an outline of the repair work by the next week and it is expected that the bridge will be open for use by January 2020.

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