The article by ANI News and Pune Mirror confirms that the Amrutanjan bridge between Mumbai and Pune was demolished amid COVID-19 lockdown.
A news article published by The Pune Mirror explained that the Raigad district collector had permitted the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to carry out the demolition work between 4 to 14 April because of its dilapidated condition.
MSRDC had decided to pull down the Amrutanjan Bridge in 2019 but it was not able to find a suitable time because of heavy traffic but the COVID-19 lockdown has given an opportunity to finish this work. Moreover, the MSRDC chief engineer Dilip Ukirde told Mirror that the bridge was structurally weak and was located at a horizontal curve, which hampered the vision of drivers and leads to accidents.
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