Lesson Learnt From Elphinstone Stampede–Western Railways Builds 75 Foot Overbridges In Mumbai, Combats Trespassing


Lesson Learnt From Elphinstone Stampede–Western Railways Builds 75 Foot Overbridges In Mumbai, Combats Trespassing

The Western Railways has embarked upon an ambitious project of building 75-foot overbridges (FOBs) and has set an aggressive target of commissioning 50 per cent of these by March 2019, DNA has reported.

After two major tragic incidents – Elphinstone stampede and Andheri bridge collapse, the Western Railways faced tremendous criticism for inadequate infrastructure and appalling passenger facilities. Following the incident, it conducted an audit of bridges for which IIT Bombay was roped in.

In 2017-18, Western Railways constructed 10 bridges. It will build and commission another 39 bridges by March 2019. The remaining bridges are likely to be ready by 2020. Read More

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