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Curb formidable flaws to avoid accidents

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Mumbai a city of dreams. People all across the country flock here to fulfil their ambitions. It is a city that never sleeps. Due to its vastness, people measure the length and breadth of the western, central and harbour lines day in and day out. Local trains are almost always overcrowded, with no difference between first class and general coaches during peak hours.

Since the city never stops, with the amount of work pressure one cannot afford an accident. When everyone is doing their job, they expect some amount of security and support from the authorities and the government to function smoothly.

Walking down just a 39-year-old foot-over-bridge at CSMT, the pedestrians had put their faith in the good governance that shook their lives forever. Six people died in the bridge collapse with several left injured. Who is the culprit? Could that accident have been avoided? What went wrong? There is no one with any answers to these questions.

But there are many theories. The blame game has begun. The first finger is pointed out at the government. What was the Fadnavis government doing since almost a year when the last foot-over-bridge collapsed? All the FOBs across the city........

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