CR to construct 28 new foot-over-bridges, replace 8 others to curb trespassing

CR to construct 28 new foot-over-bridges, replace 8 others to curb trespassing
A recently inaugurated foot-over-bridge

In a good news for railway commuters, Central Railway this week commissioned 36 foot-over-bridges (FOBs) on the Mumbai suburban rail network to allow for hassle free commute.

Out of the 36 FOBs, 28 are new and 8 are replacements of older bridges.

Apart from providing east-west connectivity, the FOBs will help in decongestion and curbing trespassing incidents.

On average 9 passengers lose their lives during their daily suburban commute, with trespassing resulting in the maximum number of fatalities.

The FOBs will be constructed in a phased manner over the next 2 years at an estimated cost of over Rs 8 crore.

Details of FOBs:

FOBs under construction by Mumbai division (10):

Nahur, Thane, Vangani, Bhandup (replacement at Kalyan-end), Sewree (replacement at CST-end), Mumbra (replacement at CST-end), Diwai (replacement at CST-end), Asangaon (replacement of the existing bridge), Neral (replacement of the existing bridge) and Currey road.

FOBs under construction by Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (10):

Dadar, Kurla (CST-end), Kurla (Kalyan-end), Thane, Thakurli, Kalyan, Diwa (CST-end), Wadala road, Chembur (CST-end), and Mankhurd.

FOBs to be constructed by Mumbai division (7):

Dadar, Matunga (replacement of the existing bridge), Sion (replacement of the existing bridge), Sion extension (replacement of the existing bridge), Sion (replacement of the existing bridge), Parel and Masjid Bunder.

FOBs to be constructed by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (6):

Currey Road, Govandi-Mankhurd, Govandi-Mankhurd new, Mankhurd-Vashi, Sion-Kurla, and Kurla (near the river-crossing)

FOBs to be constructed by Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (2):

Sanpada and Turbhe

FOBs to be constructed by Thane municipal corporation (1)

Kalwa

Apart from these 36, Mumbai division also commissioned 11 FOBs recently at Vitthalwadi, Shahad, Karjat, Kanjurmarg, Reay Road, Kings Circle, Chembur, Chembur-Govandi section, Vidyavihar, Kasaiwada (Kurla), and Mumbra.

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