MMRDA Update: Shri S.V.R. Srinivas inaugurates two new Foot over Bridges at Dindoshi & Rashtriya Udyan Metro Stations

MMRDA Metropolitan Commissioner Shri S.V.R. Srinivas, IAS, inaugurated Dindoshi & Rashtriya Udyan foot over bridges in the presence of Shri Govinda Raj, IAS, Addl. Metropolitan Commissioner & Shri. S. Ramamoorthy, IAS, Joint Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA.

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  • This will help Metro commuters, pedestrians and local residents to cross Western Express Highway safely. These FOBs are meant to ease access to the metro commuters.

Dindoshi & Rashtriya Udyan FOBs:

  • These 112 Mtr long & 4 Mtr wide FOB at Dindoshi & 83 Mtr long and 4 Mtr wide FOB at Rashtriya Udyan Metro Station Provide East-West connectivity from the north side of the station.

  • FOB on Rashtriya Udyan ( National Park) will benefit residents and commuters of National park and surroundings, Ashok van, kajupada, N.G.Park Complex, Borivali East & Kulupwadi.
  • Whereas FOB of Dindoshi will benefit pedestrians and local residents of Kokanipada, Malad East, Gokuldham, Film City & Pathanwadi etc.

Multimodal Integration:

  • MMRDA has undertaken “Planning and Design of Multi Modal Integration (MMI) plans” in the alignment of Metro line 2A & 7 with the purpose of accessibility, safety and last mile connectivity from Metro stations.
  • In this plan, the station influence area will be redesigned for efficient & safe dispersal of traffic and commuters.

  • This includes restructuring/ reconfiguration of Right of Way (ROW) i.e. carriageways and footpaths, foot over bridges (FOBs), shifting/ re-routing of ground and underground utilities, street lights, shifting of Bus stops, providing pickup-drop off bays for Buses/IPT’s/private vehicles, dedicated metro feeder through e-vehicles, wayfinding maps, signage’s, traffic signals/ signal cycles, CCTV surveillance, beautification, street furniture and Public Bicycle Sharing(PBS) infrastructure, etc.

  • This infrastructure upgrade is proposed to be carried out in a 250m radius of each metro station area which is an average walking distance for last mile connectivity to Mass Transit Stations.
  • Currently MMRDA is constructing 7 FOBs at Metro Station in the alignment of Metro line 7. Gundavali, Goregaon, Aarey, Dindoshi, Poiser, Rashtriya Udyan, Overipada etc. of which FOB at Gundavali was already inaugurated which connects Metro line 7 with Metro Line 1.

Shri S.V.R. Srinivas, IAS, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, said “The Multi-modal integration plans mainly focus on accessibility, safety and last mile connectivity from Metro stations. FOBs are one of the important components of Multi- Modal Integration. The FOBs will not only be beneficial to the metro passengers but also pedestrians to cross roads. Many private office spaces and commercial establishments are also connecting their premises to nearby metro stations with FOBs. With this type of direct connectivity, people can go to malls and offices directly from metro stations without crossing the roads. This will reduce the pedestrian-vehicular conflicts and accidents on the roads.”

Source: MMRDA- Press Release | Images Credit: MMRDA