New Delhi: All railway bridges in the country are safe and there should be no concern over them, government assured Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said inspection of bridges on Indian Railways is a well established regular process and all bridges are inspected twice a year, one before the onset of monsoon and one detailed inspection after the monsoon.
"All railway bridges are fully safe and secure. There should be no concern," he said during Question Hour.
Sinha said repair, strengthening, rehabilitation and rebuilding of bridges are undertaken whenever warranted by their physical condition as ascertained during inspections.
"If corrective and remedial measures are expected to take a long duration due to the complexity of the site situation, suitable safety measures like imposing speed restrictions and keeping such bridges under close watch are taken till the bridge is repaired, strengthened, rehabilitated or rebuilt," he said.
The Minister said high level safety review committee has recommended certain items like uploading the photographs of bridges.