Western Railway has successfully undertaken various infrastructural upgradation and augmentation works inspite of the COVID – 19 induced lockdown. Shri Alok Kansal – General Manager of Western Railway has always taken keen interest in speedy completion of these infrastructural works and closely monitors the execution of such safety related works, in close coordination with various agencies.
- Due to his visionary leadership as well as constant motivation, two more new Foot Over Bridges have been commissioned at Bandra & Khar Road stations, for the convenience & safety of passengers.
- According to a press release issued by Shri Sumit Thakur – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Rly, a new Foot Over Bridge has been commissioned at Bandra station on south side connecting all the platforms, i.e PF – 1 to 7.
- The new FOB is 80 m long and its width is 10 meters.
- This new FOB has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 7 crores.
- Similarly, a new Foot Over Bridge has been commissioned at Khar Road station at a cost of Rs. 8 crores.
- This FOB is 6m wide & 110 m along with skywalk which is 5m wide and 27 m long on the west side, 18 m at middle and 27 m long at east with staircases (Khar-south).
- Both these new FOBs have been opened for bonafide passengers.
- Shri Thakur stated that with these two new FOBs, a total five FOBs have been commissioned in the Mumbai suburban section of WR in the financial year 2021-22.
- The first being the Foot Over Bridge between Bandra & Khar Road stations while the second is the MCGM Foot Over Bridge at Mahim (North) and the third at Santacruz.
- It is worth mentioning that in spite of the ongoing challenging times, safety of passengers has been accorded top priority and the works of other FOBs, ROBs etc are also under progress.
- 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.
Source: Western Railway-Press Release