BMC Standing Committee Approves Bridge Restoration Project Worth ₹95.42 crore

According to Chief Engineer (BMC) Sanjay Darade, work for the construction will start once they receive a 'No-Objection Certificate' (NOC) from the respective area's traffic department.

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In a recent meeting that was held by the Standing Committee of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday, September 11, a proposal for the reconstruction of bridges was approved. 

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According to Chief Engineer (BMC) Sanjay Darade, the work for the construction will start once they receive a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the respective area's traffic department. The restoration work was postponed due to monsoon and Ganesh Chaturthi. There have been 7 bridges listed which need urgent restoration and includes Princess Bridge at Nariman Point and Breach Candy bridge are expected to be open for public by 2020.  The project is expected to cost ₹95.42 crores. 

After CSMT's Himalaya Bridge collapsed earlier in 2019, the BMC had conducted a structural audit on bridges across Mumbai. The BMC had further sent a notice to Ganpati Mandals stating that they shouldn't take their visarjan process on the bridges which are in dilapidated condition.  

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Here's the list of bridges that require caution:

Central Line Bridges 

1. Ghatkopar Rail Over Bridge

2. Currey Road Rail Over Bridge

3. Arthur Rail Over Bridge/ Chinchpokli Rail Over Bridge

4. Byculla Rail Over Bridge

Western Line Bridges 

1.Marine Lines Rail Over Bridge

2. Grant Road Rail Over Bridge

3. Sandhurst Road Rail Over Bridge

4. French Rail Over Bridge

5. Kennedy Rail Over Bridge

6. Folkland Rail Over Bridge

7. Bellasis Rail Over Bridge

8. Mahalaxmi Steel Rail Over Bridge

9. Prabhadevi Carol Rail Over Bridge

10. Dadar Tilak Rail Over Bridge

11. Veer Savarkar Rail Over Bridge

12. Sudhir Phadke Rail Over Bridge

13. Dahisar Rail Over Bridge

14. Milan Rail Over Bridge

15. Vile Parle Rail Over Bridge

16. Gokhale Rail Over Bridge

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