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Bandra-Kurla complex to probe JVLR bridge accident, take action against culprits – Eknath Shinde

A third assessment body and MMRDA officials will jointly investigate the collapse of the girder of the bridge connecting Bandra Kurla Complex to JVLR, Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde has announced. He also clarified that the cost of treatment of the workers injured in the incident would be borne through MMRDA.

At around 4 am today, 14 workers were injured when the girder of the bridge under construction connecting Bandra Kurla Complex and JVLR suddenly collapsed on one side. Fortunately, no casualties were reported in the accident. Today, Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde visited the site and inspected it.

Speaking on the occasion, he said, “This accident is completely unfortunate and whoever is responsible for this accident will be severely punished.” Although the accident appeared to be due to an error between the girder’s bearing and the nut bolt, he clarified that the culprits would be prosecuted only after a thorough investigation. Shinde also directed the MMRDA commissioner to conduct a third party evaluation of the newly constructed bridges to prevent such accidents from happening again.

Injured worker visits hospital –

Thirteen workers who were slightly injured in the accident were treated and discharged from the hospital. So only one worker was undergoing treatment under the supervision of a doctor. Minister Shinde himself went to VN Desai Hospital and questioned the workers. He also instructed the doctor to treat him properly.

MMRDA Commissioner V Srinivasa Rao, local police officers, MMRDA officials and staff were present on the occasion.

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