Is BMC waiting for accidents to occur at Matunga Bridge?

Vehicles from Dadar Flower Market use the Senapati Bapat Marg to go towards Mahim and all these vehicles move uninterrupted at high speeds. However, this has led to the accidents near the route outside Matunga Road station


The Senapati Bapat Marg in Mumbai's western suburbs has been an accident prone zone for the last few months and it is reported that many travellers and locals have lost their lives while crossing the unsafe road.

That being said, it is reasonable to think that one should opt for the foot-over bridge above it, which has now been marked as 'unsafe for public use' owing to its dangerous condition. Reports state that the bridge has been in  a 'horrible' condition with broken steps, so much so that the structure can collapse at any time.

The locals have repeatedly filed complaints with the police and have also voiced their concerns to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) keeping the condition of the bridge in mind. However, the police as well as the BMC have seemed passive towards resolving the issue.

Adding to their woes, the residents are also posed with danger of accident due to vehicles as well as the footover bridge. Commuters often use the route towards Mahim and drive uninterrupted at high speeds and this has led to several  accidents outside Matunga Road station.  

A resident, Ashok Trivedi told Mumbai Live that just a few days ago, an 80-year-old and a 25-year-old died in an accident. Therefore, the residents have asked the authorities to either fix the bridge or construct a new bridge. Further, they have also demanded for appointment of a traffic police officer near the crossing to ensure that such deadly accidents don't take place in future.

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