A year after Gokhale bridge collapse, BMC is yet to receive audit reports of all bridges in Mumbai

The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) has submitted the report of critical roads and bridges but is yet to present the entire report of remaining structures in Mumbai

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It has been a year since the unfortunate Gokhale Bridge collapse took place. The accident at Western Railway's Andheri station became an eye-opener for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as many other roads and bridges need attention. 

Accordingly, BMC along with Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) decided to conduct a structural audit of all the structures across the city. However, a year after the fateful incident, the report of all the bridges and roads is yet to be submitted.

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The task to audit the structures was assigned to the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B). However,  while the educational institute has submitted the report of critical roads and bridges but it is yet to present the entire report of remaining structures. 

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal had asked both Zonal Railways and IIT-B to submit the report within six months of the accident. However, the inspection team stated that the vast railway network was the reason behind the delay in the submission of the report.

Meanwhile, the team has assured that the reports for the remainder of bridges would be submitted within the next two months.

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