Western Railway commissions new Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at Charni Road Station

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Western Railway has successfully undertaken various infrastructural upgradation and augmentation works for the convenience of passengers.

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  • In continuation to this, a new Foot Over Bridge has been commissioned at Charni Road station, for the convenience as well as safety of passengers.
  • According to a press release issued by Shri Sumit Thakur – Chief Public Relations Officer, Western Railway, the new middle FOB at Charni Road is 38.3 m long and 6 m wide. It connects PF Nos. 1 & 4 with MCGM skywalk o­n the east side.

  • The new Middle FOB has been commissioned o­n replacement account and has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 4.5 crore. The old FOB was closed to the public for dismantling in October, 2021. The launching of the old FOB was done o­n 24.02.2022 and the new FOB has been commissioned for public o­n 27th February, 2023.
  • Shri Thakur stated that with this new FOB, total 13 FOBs have been commissioned in the financial year 2022-23 between Churchgate & Dahanu Road, taking the total to 146 FOBs.
  • The FOBs commissioned this year are at Virar, Nallasopara, Naigaon, Bhayandar, Andheri, Santacruz, Khar Road, Dadar, Grant Road, Matunga Road and Charni Road stations, including two skywalks viz.
  • Andheri Skywalk and another o­ne connecting Bandra Terminus to the suburban network at Khar Road station. These efforts will go a long way to control the menace of trespassing as well as combat the problems such as overcrowding o­n bridges, etc.
  • Western Railway urges its valued customers to care for their precious life and not to trespass railway tracks. Always use FOB, Subway, Escalators & Lifts to crossover and change platforms.

Source: Western Railway- Press Release | Images Credit: Western Railway

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