Mumbai’s FOB collapse

Monday 18th March 2019 12:51 EDT

The government of Maharashtra has announced a meagre Rs 5 lakh (£5000) exgratia for the next of the kin of the deceased while the CSMT (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) foot over-bridge collapse injured will get only Rs 50,000 (£500). How long will the money last? What if the deceased was the sole breadwinner of the family? When will the relief be given? Or the family will have to run from pillar to post to get it. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is to be blamed for the bridge collapse, as the repeated incidents show that the civic body is unable to run the city. Where is the taxpayers’ money going? Will the Chief Minister of Maharashtra (Mr Devendra Fadanavis) and the government take the responsibility for the incidents or turn a blind eye to the safety of the citizens? The Mumbaikars don’t feel safe at all. The city is sitting on a time bomb.

Jubel D’Cruz,

Mumbai, India

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