From stone walls and iron fence to concrete walls — everything is being tried to prevent people from crossing tracks instead of taking FOB. In the melee, lives are lost, yet no lesson is learnt. The rail authorities claim that they are constructing boundary walls made of cement, hoping that these would not be broken down by the illegal settlers staying along the tracks.
The Western Railway is constructing a 123-km boundary wall between Churchgate and Dahanu Road. As of now 93-km of the wall has been constructed. “These walls, however, would not come up on stretches crossing mangroves and creeks,” said Ravinder Bhakar, Chief PRO, Western Railway.
The total cost of the project is Rs 13 crore. The Central Railway, on the other hand, has completed work on 35 km on various stretches. Read More