Everybody wants the Vasai east-west bridge to be opened, including several political parties that are now lining up to conduct their own ‘inauguration’ after mid-day’s report on the bridge being thrown open by the frustrated public, and its subsequent closing by MMRDA. But instead of hurrying to finish whatever work remains, the MMRDA seems more keen on keeping everyone out. So much so that it has now deployed the SRPF to guard the rail over bridge (ROB) round the clock.

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SRPF personnel and several cops from the local police station have now been deployed on the bridge. Pics/Hanif Patel
SRPF personnel and several cops from the local police station have now been deployed on the bridge. Pics/Hanif Patel

Vasai corporator and spokesperson of the Bahujan Vikas Aghadi party, Ajiv Patil reasoned, “There is some work left and technically, it cannot be used right now. If MMRDA is facing any problem then we (the municipal corporation) will help them.”

“People are facing a lot of problems and we want the bridge to be opened soon. We are following up on the matter and it will be opened soon,” he added.