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Diligent audit would have avoided tragedy says BMC report on bridge Collapse, engineers suspended

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday filed its preliminary report in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) bridge collapse case, outlining that diligent structural audit could have avoided the tragedy, which claimed six lives.BMC also ordered the suspension of an executive engineer and an assistant engineer along with placing one working and two retired engineers under departmental enquiry.As per order of BMC, the Executive Engineer AR Patil who supervised the structural audit work in 2017-18 and Assistant Engineer SF Kakulte who supervised the repair work in 2013-14 have been suspended with the order of a full-fledged departmental enquiry to be carried out against them.The preliminary report has observed that the consultant has carried out the inspection of the said bridge in December 2016 and in his bridge inspection report has marked the structural members for the bridge, referring to paint, joint, deflection, cracks, spalling as Good .In its findings the ..


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