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CR decides to dismantle 2 FOBs at Kurla

MUMBAI: The Central Railway (CR) has determined to dismantle two foot over-bridges at Kurla station and construct new ones. While one is at the south end connecting all platforms, the other is an east-west public FOB with no get right of entry to to platforms. The FOBs have been shut for commuters on Tuesday, leading to chaos at other bridges.

A senior CR reliable said, “An audit through IIT-Bombay had really helpful repairs. However, whilst engaging in inspection for repair work, we felt it will be higher to dismantle them and construct new ones.”

The demolition can be performed prior to the monsoon. He defined, “During the monsoon, there is the problem of easy dispersal. It is healthier to close the bridge now and dismantle it prior to the monsoon.”

CR has also shut the staircase of the CSMT bridge, whose touchdown is on platform 1 for construction a new one. This staircase will remain shut until April 26.

Neither the FOB at Kurla nor the CSMT staircase used to be named in CR’s list of unhealthy bridges to be demolished, however assets say officers don’t wish to take any possibilities now.

One FOB has an access from outside platform 1 and is located at the Sion-end of the station. Commuters were urged to use alternative FOBs. The other FOB shut is a public bridge with no touchdown on platforms. Citizens have an alternative within the form of the subway to get from one end of Kurla east to west.

Prior to this, CR had most effective determined to dismantle 5 FOBs through June 30, which they claimed were not unsafe however have been previous and replacements have been provided. The FOBs are at Bhandup, Kurla, Vikhroli, Diva and Kalyan stations.

A supply said, “The resolution to head in for dismantling, as an alternative of repairs, has been taken on account of a scare amongst officers after BMC engineers have been arrested for the CSMT FOB cave in. Nobody desires to take possibilities to wreck their careers.”

WR too has turn out to be proactive after the CSMT cave in. WR has shut down the BMC FOB at the northern end of Malad station for three months, until June 28 for repairs, of the ramp of platform 1 until June 16, and staircase of BMC’s FOB (south) at Khar station until May 18.

RTI activist Anil Galgali said, “IIT-B used to be requested to adopt an audit in July. It has no longer but submitted any report back to the railway authorities despite the fact that there is scare amongst voters. The railways will have to put the IIT document online so that everybody can get right of entry to it.”

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