Coordinator appointed by BMC for rebuilding Hancock Bridge

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has appointed a coordinator for reconstruction of Hancock Bridge in Mazgoan upon instructions from the railways.

The 137-year-old Hancock Bridge was demolished in January 2016 after it was declared unsafe by Central Railway. Reconstruction was then stalled for almost two years, as the contractor appointed by the BMC was blacklisted. In May 2016, the civic body awarded the contract to J Kumar firm, which was then blacklisted by the BMC for a road scam. Fresh tenders were then floated and the project was awarded to Sai Projects in February this year.