Giving the Mumbai train commuters another piece of bad news, the Central Railway on Saturday said they’re demolished the old foot over bridges (FOBs) in at least 9 railway stations. This will lead to a lot of chaos on the route. Almost 45 lakh people use the local trains daily in Mumbai. The number has recently increased by 2 lakh, frequently leading to congestion.
According to sources in the Central Railway, the FOBs listed for dismantling are in Diva, Kurla Kasaiwada, Bhandup, Mulund, Govandi, Vidyavihar, Vikhroli, Tilaknagar and Wadala stations. “These FOBs have become old and have been identified for immediate shut down. That is the reason we will dismantle them and build new ones,” said a CR official on condition of anonymity.
As of now, the CR have called for tenders for dismantling these 9 FOBs at a cost of around Rs 3.69 crore. The problem could escalate as the demolition work will be carried out in next four months and extend during monsoon as well. Read more
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