Mumbai bridge collapse: ‘Fix primary responsibility’ by evening, says CM

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said that he has directed the municipal commissioner to do an initial investigation into the latest bridge collapse near CST in Mumbai. He has also asked to “fix primary responsibility by the evening”.

After visiting the injured people, Fadnavis said one is in the ICU while nine others are being treated in the wards and all of them are out of danger.

Fadnavis said, “The structural audit done recently is questionable and the person who gave the safety certificate after suggesting minor repairs has a “big responsibility”.”

Fadnavis said the he has instructed the Mumbai police not to spare anyone responsible for the collapse of the foot overbridge.

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered and a high-level probe ordered into the incident the Chief Minister said.

Six people were killed and 33 injured after a portion of a foot overbridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station collapsed on Thursday evening. The bridge connects the railway station to the Azad Maidan police station and the Times of India building in south Mumbai.

Meanwhile, the Railway ministry has blamed Brihanmumbai Corporation, the Mumbai civic body under the Shiv Sena, for the bridge collapse but Sena lawmaker, Anil Desai has denied the allegation.

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