All Portuguese era bridges to be closed ?

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday, directed the Public Works Department (PWD) to inspect the stability of all old bridges including those not in use and do safety audit reports, which should be submitted by June 30. The report should also include measures for rehabilitation of old bridges.

The direction comes after the recent collapse of Sanvordem footbridge, where two people lost their lives. Read more HERE

“As a measure of public safety, in the first instance and on an urgent basis, all old unused bridges are required to be barricaded and access to all sides need to be blocked with appropriate measures, and status report on the measures taken should be submitted by May 31, to the CM’s office,” said Parrikar.


He said, “All such old bridges, whether in use or not, shall be inspected for its stability and safety and such audit reports shall be submitted to the CM’s office by June 30, 2017, along with measures for rehabilitation.”

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Source: Times Of India

Pic Credit: nydailynews

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