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Consultants to assess damaged bridges

mumbai Updated: Sep 08, 2010 03:16 IST
Sujit Mahamulkar

Thirty-four bridges in the city are in a structurally dilapidated condition. To assess whether these bridges should be demolished and reconstructed or strengthened, the municipal corporation has decided to appoint consultants who will submit reports on the estimated cost of repair and a plan of action.

The proposal will be tabled before the civic standing committee on Wednesday.

A state-appointed Standing Technical Advisory Committee had found these bridges needed urgent repairs in 2007. Kemps Corner flyover and Haji Ali subway are also a part of dilapidated list. Three years later, the BMC has decided to appoint consultants, who will observe and assess each bridge.

“The consultant will have Non-Destructive Test and physical test, which will form the basis of the recommendation,” said a civic official. “The proposal will be discussed in the coming civic standing committee meeting. But these bridges need urgent repairs,” said Rahul Shewale chairman of the standing committee.