Railways suffered loss of around Rs 90 lakh in Mumbai rail bridge collapse: MoS Rajen Gohain

On July 3, the ROB had collapsed on rail tracks in suburban Andheri amid heavy rains, hurting five people.

Published: 25th July 2018 04:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2018 04:54 PM   |  A+A-

Andheri footover bridge collapse

Workers carry out repair work of Gokhale foot overbridge that collapsed on the Western Railway tracks on June 03, 2018, at Andheri station following heavy rains, in Mumbai on Wednesday, July 04, 2018. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The railways suffered a loss of around Rs 90 lakh in the Mumbai road overbridge (ROB) collapse earlier this month, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain informed the Lok Sabha today.

On July 3, the ROB had collapsed on rail tracks in suburban Andheri amid heavy rains, hurting five people.

"Estimated loss of property in the collapse of the road overbridge in Mumbai is Rs 88.54 lakh. The Commissioner of Railway Safety, Western Circle, has been nominated to conduct an inquiry. The inquiry is in progress," the MoS said.

On October 3, 2015, a similar incident took place in Gujarat, in which the losses amounted to Rs 8.50 lakh and there was no loss of life, he said.

After the accident, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had said a joint safety audit will be conducted by the railways, the BMC and IIT at 445 road overbridges, foot overbridges and bridges over the pipelines in Mumbai over the next six months as part of efforts to improve the safety of the commuters.

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