Mumbai – The High Court has directed the BMC and the State government to provide proper attention to security and maintenance of flyovers. The HC also directed the formation of a technical committee to prepare guiding principles for construction and maintenance of flyovers, informed Samudha Rao, lawyer of the petitioner.
A part of Lalbaug flyover had collapsed when it was under construction. This flyover had collapsed within hours of its inauguration. This incident is followed by many accidents taking place on this flyover. Bhagwanji Rayani, an RTI activist, had filed a petition in the court after cracks were noticed on this flyover in November 2016. Rayani in his petition had demanded action against the concerned machinery and contractor.
The High Court, during the hearing on Thursday, directed the BMC authorities to complete the work of resurfacing, drainage cleaning and painting of this flyover till May 1. The technical committee to be formed in this regard would submit its report and would work under the guidance of the IIT authorities. The court has also asked the BMC to take action against the contractor if he is found guilty of bad construction of the said flyover.