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QMumbai: Director Of Firm That Audited CST FoB Arrested & More

Director of firm that audited CST FoB arrested; Mangroves to be cleared for bullet train project & other top stories

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Debris from the collapsed bridge being cleared on 14 March.
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1. Mumbai FOB Collapse: Director Of Firm That Audited Bridge Arrested

Four days after the foot overbridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) collapsed in Mumbai killing six and injuring 31, a director of Prof DD Desai’s Associated Engineering Consultant and Analyst Private Limited was arrested on Monday for submitting “faulty” audit reports to the civic body.

The director, Neeraj Kumar Desai (46), was arrested from Saki Naka on Monday after the Azad Maidan police did not find him at his residence in Vile Parle.

Source: The Indian Express

After Mumbai Bridge Collapse, BMC To Audit 81 Structures In SoBo Again

The BMC office.
The BMC office.
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Oat YoungMan)

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday clarified that Professor DD Desai firm, which termed the Himalaya Foot overbridge (FOB) near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) safe in its audit report in August 2018, had surveyed 82 bridges, not 39 as claimed earlier. It will now issue fresh tenders to re-audit the 81 other structures.

DD Desai was one of the three firms that audited 305 of 314 bridges in the city. The firm’s erroneous procedure came to light on Thursday, as the Himalaya FOB collapsed, killing six and injuring 31 people.

Source: Hindustan Times

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3. Mangroves To Be Cleared For Bullet Train Project

Mangroves in Mumbai.
Mangroves in Mumbai.
(Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) on Monday approved the removal of mangroves in the State to make way for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.

A Division Bench of Justices B.R. Gavai and D.S. Naidu was hearing a petition filed by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRC). The petition challenged the decision of MCZMA on December 20, 2018, to defer the proposal for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Railway Project.

Source: The Hindu

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4. Six Rescued As Tugboat Capsizes Off Mumbai; Search On For One Missing Crew Member

Six crew members of a tugboat, including a 19-year-old, were rescued while a seventh member was reported missing after the vessel capsized off Mumbai coast near Worli on Monday.

The Indian Coast Guard conducted the rescue operation and is now looking for the missing crew member. The vessel was headed towards Tarapur from Mumbai, when an inshore patrol ship of the coast guard was alerted about the incident.

Source: The Indian Express

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5. Magazine Editor Killed By Woman Intern Who Accused Him Of Sexual Assault

A woman intern and a printer have been arrested by the Thane Rural police for allegedly murdering the editor of a news portal and magazine, whose body was found on Saturday.

Nityanand Pandey, 44, the victim, had been missing since March 15. His body was found under a bridge in Bhiwandi.

Police said Pandey had been sexually assaulting the woman, an intern at the news portal he ran, for two years. She had committed the murder along with Satish Mishra, 34, who used to print Pandey’s magazine, police said.

Source: Hindustan Times

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