As Mumbai’s bridges crumble, Indian Railways plan another inspection

The detailed study of the foot over bridges carried out by the Indian Railways after the Elphinstone Road stampede seems nothing less than a farce. This is because of the fact that a new team will now be formed to inspect 445 bridges — both foot over and road over — in Mumbai and its metropolitan region. On July 3, the railways stated that the study carried out after the stampede was to see the holding capacity of these bridges, it had nothing to do with its health.