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Pawar demands white paper on bridges, seeks fresh audit

NCP chief Sharad Pawar Friday demanded a white paper on the condition of all the bridges in the megapolis. His demand comes a day after six persons were killed and 31 others injured when a section of the foot overbridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in south Mumbai collapsed. Talking to reporters here, Pawar also expressed concerns over the frequent mishaps taking place in the city. A number of bridges, including the Eastern Express Highway, need immediate attention. The Public Works Department (PWD), the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Railways need to carry out fresh audits of all the bridges and then they should be made public so that people know the condition of the bridges they are using, he said. There is a need for inspection of all foot overbridges (FOBs) and road overbridges (ROBs) and a white paper should be published on it, he said. Pawar also demanded that the big ticket Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project be ...


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