12 Apr 2019
Foot over bridge collapses in Navi Mumbai
A portion of the foot-over-bridge (FOB) in Navi Mumbai’s Vashi collapsed on Thursday night, injuring two people. The FOB had collapsed around 8 pm near Sagar Vihar, in Vashi. Fire brigade personnel were rushed to the spot and the injured were reportedly admitted to nearby hospital.
The incident has come in days after the collapse of the FOB near Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, that left seven people dead. The bridge connected the area near the Times of India building with the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station.
Also, in July 2018, a portion of road over-bridge had collapsed in Andheri. Reportedly, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had then announced a joint safety audit of all 445 bridges in Mumbai as a part of efforts to improve safety.
Following the order, the railways, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and IIT-Bombay had conducted the safety audit.