At the first meeting of a multi-disciplinary committee headed by state education minister Vinod Tawde on September 30 after the stampede at Elphinstone Road station, core issues that affect railway commuters in the city were discussed. At a meeting held on October 16, the officials from the Indian Railways and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) agreed that 29 new culverts and drainage lines will be created along the Central Railway (CR).
At a 10-hour high level meeting on September 30, Union Railway minister Piyush Goyal had stressed on the need to address the issue of water logging on railway tracks, especially on CR.
Railway authorities said that it has been decided that 29 new culverts will be created along the rail lines. In the first phase, 15 culverts will be created of which drawings of eight have been approved by the Railways and BMC.
“We will start work on creating new culverts in the next few days after calling for tenders. The BMC will provide Rs 55 crore for this work,” said SK Jain, Divisional Railway Manager (Mumbai), Central Railway. Read More…