QMumbai: CSMT Bridge Was Structurally Weak Says Auditor & More 

Here are the top news updates from Mumbai.

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CSMT foot overbridge (FoB), which collapsed on March 14, killing seven people, was structurally weak. 
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1. CSMT Bridge Collapse: Firm Pointed out That FOB Was Weak, Says Auditor

Structural auditor Neerajkumar Desai on 13 May that approached the sessions court for bail, claiming that his firm in 2016 pointed out that the CSMT foot overbridge (FoB), which collapsed on March 14, killing seven people, was structurally weak. He also alleged that repairs carried out by the civic body were the ultimate cause of damage.

Last week, Azad Maidan police submitted its first charge sheet. The police have arrested four people, including 46-year-old Desai and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) engineers.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. Rains to Arrive in Mumbai Late, to Be Weak: Skymet

The weak and delayed onset is bad news for a city already grappling with water shortage.
The weak and delayed onset is bad news for a city already grappling with water shortage.
(Photo: Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz/IANS)

The monsoon is likely to reach Mumbai a week to 10 days late this year, according private weather forecaster Skymet Weather. While the southwest monsoon usually hits the city between June 8 and June 10 — a week after the first rains in Kerala — the onset this year could take place between June 15 and June 18, or even as late as June 20, said Skymet.

The weak and delayed onset is bad news for a city already grappling with water shortage. The Mumbai civic body has imposed a 10% water cut across the city to preserve stock until the rains arrive.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

3. MNS, BJP Men Clash Over Mango Stalls in Thane

BJP and MNS workers are at loggerheads over mango stalls in Thane with the latter threatening to oust non-Marathi sellers from the area.

The feud reportedly began on Thursday after Sachin More, who ran a mango stall in Thane West was driven out from his spot by BJP workers who claim that he was doing his business there illegally.


(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

4. Coast is Clear for Road to Unclog Mumbai

Construction on the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) ambitious coastal road has resumed in full swing after the Supreme Court (SC) last Monday modified a Bombay high court (HC) order from April.

The SC reprieve allows contractors to proceed with works that have already commenced, but with a rider that there will be no new work in any new area.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

5. MNS Chief Raj Thackeray Asks Workers to Get Ready for Maharashtra Elections

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray who campaigned against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the Lok Sabha polls, is now gearing up for the forthcoming Assembly elections. In the Lok Sabha elections, the MNS did not contest, but Thackeray adopted a new style of making video presentations to criticise the Centre. His rallies created a flutter and his speeches went viral, with the ruling BJP criticising him.

The informal arrangement between the MNS and the Opposition Congress-NCP was evident as Thackeray asked the MNS cadre to help the Congress-NCP win the elections.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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