The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) has urged folks to take precaution whereas utilizing 13 bridges which can be in a dilapidated situation throughout the upcoming 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi pageant, which can begin from August 22.
The civic physique had urged devotees in its August 15 advisory to not wait on these bridges for a protracted length, keep away from dancing on these buildings and guarantee fewer folks take part within the immersion processions.
Officers mentioned the advisory was issued being attentive to the deteriorating structural stability of those bridges — Ghatkopar rail overbridge (ROB), Curry Street bridge, Chinchpokli bridge, Marine Line bridge, Sandhurst Street bridge, and Dadar Tilak bridge, necessary for east to west connectivity over time.
The civic physique and the police have additionally appealed to folks to not journey in herds throughout the pageant in a bid to keep away from accidents which could trigger because of the situation of the bridges. The civic officers mentioned the load on Currey Street and Chinchpokli bridges shouldn’t exceed 16 tonnes resulting from their dilapidated situation.
Final 12 months, the civic physique had issued an advisory for 20 bridges that had been discovered dilapidated in a structural audit, prompted after the Himalayan bridge collapse at CSMT.
The BMC has additionally urged Ganesh mandals in outstanding areas of Mumbai to comply with the idea of ‘one ward-one Ganpati’ throughout this 12 months’s Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in view of the coronavirus outbreak. Vishwas Mote, the assistant municipal commissioner of Ok-West ward which covers Andheri, Juhu, Versova and different such areas, made the enchantment by way of a letter to the mandals.