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High Court to hear plea on condition of foot overbridges in Mumbai

A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Bharati Dangre agreed to hear the matter on March 22.

Published: 15th March 2019 03:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2019 03:20 PM   |  A+A-

The pedestrian bridge connects the railway station to the Azad Maidan police station and the Times of India building in south Mumbai. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court Friday said it would take up for hearing on March 22 a petition on the issue of "poor" condition of foot overbridges in the metropolis.

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One of the petitioners Pradeep Bhalekar's advocate Nitin Satpute approached the high court Friday seeking urgent hearing of the plea a day after a foot overbridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in south Mumbai collapsed killing six people and injuring 31 others.

A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Bharati Dangre agreed to hear the matter on March 22.

Bhalekar had filed the petition in September 2017 after a stampede on a congested foot overbridges in Elphinstone Road suburban railway station (now renamed Prabhadevi) claimed 31 lives.

In his plea, Bhalekar had sought a direction to the authorities concerned to constitute a special committee to conduct survey of all foot overbridges in the city and carry out repair works if they are found in dilapidated or dangerous condition.



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