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Asinine audit

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Six persons died when a “safe” over-bridge collapsed in the heart of Mumbai on Thursday, and that must call into focus the quality of the safety-audits conducted for over-bridges in that city over the past year or so. For when facilities recently re-certified prove a source of disaster, the confidence of the common citizen in his government stands shattered. It matters little who was responsible for maintaining the “Himalaya” bridge linking the CST railway station with the major complex on Nauroji Road: when commuters use a bridge they could not be bothered if it was the civic body or the railway who owned them, so any blame-game between the two agencies is irrelevant. The cold fact remains that yet again........

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