<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Western Railway (WR) in February 2016 had responded to an RTI saying the bridges on Churchgate-Virar route are safe. After the stampede massacre at Elphinstone Road, the RTI activist, Sharad Yadav, who had filed the RTI, has decided to move court and rake up the issue.”I had asked the WR authorities about the condition of bridges between Churchgate and Virar in February 2016. They had then said that all bridges on this section are safe and that the old bridges are replaced in a programmed way before they become unsafe,” said Yadav.The RTI has said once they notice the defect, it is rectified immediately or within a time frame. The reply further states that repairing and reconstruction is planned each year after inspection of the bridge.
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