Mumbai, April 5 -- Engineers responsible for the upkeep of the Himalaya bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) "did not carefully study" the audit report submitted by the Professor DD Desai engineering firm.

Sanjay Darade, chief engineer (bridges), admitted to the oversight by the engineers concerned, at Thursday's standing committee meeting.

Although the audit report stated that the bridge was in "good" condition, it had also recommended a few repairs were not carried out.

"It can be concluded that the engineers concerned did not study the report carefully," said Darade. "In the future, we will also consider consulting institutes like Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) and Veermata Jijabai Technological Insti...