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Mar 16, 2019
7:49AM

BMC suspends two civil engineers in Thursday's bridge collapse

PTI
Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has suspended two civic engineers  AR Patil and S F Kakulte and ordered an inquiry against them in connection with the collapse of foot-over -bridge on Thursday incident in which six persons killed and 31 injured.
Ajoy Mehta has also ordered a departmental inquiry against the two engineers besides an executive engineer and two retired chief engineers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Mr. Mehta gave the directions following an inquiry conducted into the incident by the chief engineer (vigilance).

Executive engineer AR Patil, who had supervised the structural audit of the bridge in 2017-18, and assistant engineer S F Kakulte who had supervised its repair works in 2013-14, were suspended and a full-fledged departmental probe ordered against them. Mehta also ordered a departmental inquiry against former chief engineer (bridges) S O Kori and former deputy chief engineer R B Tare who are both retired.

The inquiry report said these four officers were responsible for poor supervision of the structural audit in 2017-18. 

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