The work for the Diva railway flyover bridge is set to start by October this year. Once built, the bridge is expected to provide relief to motorists as well as improve the frequency of local trains from Diva.
“We have issued tenders for the railway flyover and the work will start from October,” says Pravin Papalkar, executive engineer, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). The bridge will be built at a cost of Rs 50 crore, out of which, the TMC will bear Rs 30 crore. “Railways will build the bridge over their tracks and both the sides of the bridge will be built by TMC,” he says.
There has been a demand to build this bridge since 2013 as the number of accident cases in the area were increasing every year. In June, a biker and his pillion rider died when they tried to duck under the closed gate and were crushed by an oncoming inter-state train. Read More