Date Of Post: 28 Feb, 2018
Mumbai: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated three much-awaited railway foot overbridges (FOBs), constructed by the Indian Army in less than 3 months, for public in Mumbai.
The 3 FOBs are at these stations-
- Elphinstone Road
- Currey Road
- This is the first time that the Indian Army has constructed such bridges for the Railways.
- The construction process involved soil testing, designing the structure, construction launch of the Bailey Bridge and the final commissioning of the pre-cast bridges, called Bailey Bridges, which can be built quickly and are common in the country’s border region or difficult terrain.
About The 3 FoBs-
- The FOB at Elphinstone Road is 73.1 metres long & 3.65 metres wide and built at a cost of Rs 10.44 crore within 117 days.
- The Currey Road FOB is 30 metres long & 3.5 metres wide built at the CSMT end from the east side platform at a cost of around Rs 3 crore.
- The Ambivali FOB connecting 2 platforms is 20 metres long and 3.5 metres wide, built at a cost of Rs 2.70 crore.