Neighbourhood News Desk
On March 14, an incident occurred, where a section of a crowded pedestrian bridge connected to Mumbai’s busy Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) collapsed during the evening rush hour. This caused six people being killed and 32 were left injured.
This triggered a political blame-game and also highlighted the crumbling state of the public infrastructure in India’s financial capital. According to the police, around 7:35pm chunks of concrete from the bridge came crashing down on the arterial Dadabhai Naoroji Road in south Mumbai.
This was considered the second major bridge collapse in Mumbai in nine months. On July 3, 2018, a pedestrian pathway of Gokhale Bridge over Andheri railway station in suburban Mumbai gave way, killing two people and injuring five others and, on September 29, 2017, a stampede on a bridge at Elphinstone station killed 22 people.