BMC to begin work on 8 bridges which need major repairs

It will cost ₹16.91 crores for the project which is yet to be approved.

BMC to begin work on 8 bridges which need major repairs

Last year, after the Gokhale bridge accident in Andheri, the BMC and the railway administration have taken up the repair work of the damaged bridges in Mumbai. After the accident, the process of examining 445 bridges in Mumbai was started and recently, the bridge of Lower Parel station was demolished followed by eight bridges which include Mahalaxmi Railway Bridge and Tilak Bridge at Dadar Railway Station.

18 bridges across the city have to be reconstructed as they are beyond repair, while 61 need major repairs. The eight bridges includes five railway overbridges (RoBs) at Mahalaxmi station, Currey Road station, Sion station, an RoB near Sion Hospital at Dharavi, and the Tilak Bridge at Dadar station; three foot overbridges (FoBs) at Dadar flower market, Mahim, and Dharavi and the cost of the project will be ₹16.91 crore.

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On the approval of the proposal by the Standing Committee, it will take at least a month for the contractor to fulfill their conditions. Work orders cannot be given until and unless the approval is granted. The work on these eight bridges will start once the proposal is passed at the Standing Committee which will conduct a meeting on Wednesday.

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