Mumbai: Ravi Raja, Leader of Opposition in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has penned a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis demanding a judicial probe into the incident of collapse of a footbridge near the CMST railway station on March 14.

The accident claimed 10 lives and injured as many as 31 people.

Apart from demanding a judicial probe by a retired High Court judge, Ravi Raja also alleged that the BMC was trying to save the actual culprit in the case.

 

A portion of an overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus came crashing down on March 14, making it the third such incident in the past 18 months.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia each to the kin of deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured. He then also ordered a high-level probe into the accident.

Connecting the CSMT’s suburban platform No. 1 with the B.T. Lane near The Times of India Building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School, the bridge that collapsed was used by thousands of daily commuters rushing to catch the local trains on Central Railway and the Harbour Line.

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