WESTERN RAILWAY COMISSIONED NEW MCGM FOOT OVER BRIDGE AT DADAR FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF PASSENGERS
PHOTO CAPTION: Various views of the newly commissioned Foot Over Bridge at Dadar
Western Railway is always in the forefront to provide a safe and comfortable travelling experience to the commuters with provision of additional Foot Over Bridges, Escalators as well as Lifts. These efforts go a long way to combat the problems such as trespassing, overcrowding on bridges, etc. In this very direction, another such development is the construction of a new 10 metre wide Foot Over Bridge (South) at Dadar station, which has been commissioned & thrown open for passengers
According to a press release issued by Shri Sumit Thakur - Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, various infrastructural & augmentation works are being undertaken by W. Rly to combat the issues such as overcrowding on bridges, trespassing, etc.One such work is the commissioning of the new MCGM FOB at Dadar station which provides east – west connectivity. This new FOB is 10 meter wide and the total length is 69 meters. The FOB has been constructed at a cost of approx. Rs. 5.75 crores. The work commenced in January 2019 and was completed in November 2020. Shri Thakur also informed that W.Rly has been undertaking various such developmental works during this lockdown period. 10 new Foot Over Bridges, including this MCGM FOB & one new Skywalk as well as extension of Bandra Terminus FOB have been commissioned during this period.
Shri Thakur further informed that Western Railway has always given top priority when it comes to safety of passengers. It is worth mentioning that as per the audit report of IIT-Bombay, 16 FOBs of W. Rly were to be dismantled which were considered to be unsafe and out of these 13 FOBs have been dismantled. The dismantling work of the remaining three FOBs, i.e, Dadar (South), Andheri (Middle - out of six spans, two east spans have been delaunched) and Goregaon (Middle - out of three spans,east span have been delaunched) are in progress and the target date of completion of these remaining FOBs to be dismantled is 31st December, 2020. As on date, several works of other FOBs, ROB repairs & installation of new escalators on different locations are also under progress.