Minister gets stuck at Khar subway during visit, calls for repairs
The narrowness and run-down state of the Khar subway has been a cause of concern for over 3.5 lakh commuters for a while now. But it took a visit from Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who experienced it first-hand, to make amends.
The minister, while on his way to his residence in Khar, got to experience the cumbersome travel first-hand while he was in the city earlier. After his entourage got stuck in the traffic for 20 minutes, he asked officials from the Western Railway (WR) to repair the subway along with the BMC.
Following the incident, Prabhu has already announced that he will allot necessary funds for the reconstruction work.
Additionally, WR officials have claimed that they are already in talks with the BMC. Reportedly, both the WR and BMC will shell out Rs. 10 crore each on the project.
Initially, when the road was in a good condition, it would only take mere five minutes to pass through the 70-meter subway. Although, repairs were made back in 2001, it did little to remedy the situation. This time around the Khar subway will be demolished and then reconstructed.