Maharashtra government on Thursday announced the Rs 10 lakh compensation for people who died in Mumbai-Goa bridge Collapse on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also ordered a judicial probe into the Mahad bridge collapse following which three persons drowned and 19 others are missing.
Two state-run buses, in which 22 people were travelling, and several other vehicles got washed away in the swollen Savitri river near Mahad in Raigad district following collapse of a British-era bridge late on Tuesday. Three bodies were today recovered from the river.
“A judicial inquiry will be conducted,” Fadnavis said replying to a discussion on the issue in the state Assembly.
He said a team of IIT experts has been sent to the site today.
Directives have been issued to conduct structural audit of old bridges, he said, adding that a preliminary structural audit will also be conducted.
He further directed National Highways Authority of India to immediately undertake repair work on Mumbai-Goa NH & complete work before 25 August 2016.
(With PTI Inputs)