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After CSMT bridge collapse, CR, WR get complaints of other bridges in Mumbai on Twitter

The complaints were mainly related to the bridges at Dadar, Ghatkopar, Bhandup, CSMT, Malad FOB, Kalyan, Titwala, Panvel and Matunga

mumbai Updated: Mar 16, 2019 01:36 IST
Aroosa Ahmed
Aroosa Ahmed
Hindustan Times
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Six people died and 31 were injured in the incident.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)

Hours after part of the Himalaya bridge collapsed outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), social media accounts of central and western railways were flooded with complaints on condition of foot overbridges, skywalks and road overbridges (ROBs) in the city.

The complaints were mainly related to the bridges at Dadar, Ghatkopar, Bhandup, CSMT, Malad FOB, Kalyan, Titwala, Panvel and Matunga. “MumbaiPolice @rpfcr @Central_Railway Please check bridge of Bhandup east near ticket counter, while using bridge or while train is passing, vibration are felt highly. I’m a student using bridge along with many commuter’s daily. Please check of our safety. Jai Hind,” tweeted a commuter with the Twitter handle @karangada79. A user, with the Twitter handle @nkishorsahu, wrote: “Dadar Terminal central line platform no. 5-6 bridge need urgent attention.@RailwaySeva @PiyushGoyal @Central_Railway @PiyushGoyalOffc.”

There was a complaint about Panvel bridge too. “@drmmumbaicr @rpfcrbb @rpfcr @PanvelRpf @RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyal .Please look at the Panvel railway bridge also as it is 40 years old and it shakes when crowd gathers on it. Might be a bigger accident than CST. People are scared to cross this bridge which takes us to New Panvel,” wrote @Nilesh44168736.

“The same situation is at @MaladBuzz wherein the newly built FoB was supposed to handle more crowd. Turns out, there’s one less line for people to climb the stairs. Also, just 1 side of the bridge is accessible as the other side isn’t built due to the older one still in place @drmbct,” tweeted @PranavHegdeHere.

The Central and Western Railway officially directed the complaints to the bridge department officials concerned. However, the authorities said the audits of railway bridges are underway. “Inspection of all the bridges is going on and we will definitely take into consideration of all points pointed out by passengers,” said a senior central railway official.

First Published: Mar 16, 2019 01:36 IST