The Western Railway will build 64 foot over-bridges over the next 2 years, 30 of which will be ready for use in 2019, a senior official said. WR had commissioned 19 FOBs in 2018 and 4 new ones would come up before the end of the current fiscal in March this year, he informed.
A greater number of FOBs on the suburban network would provide relief to commuters and also bring down instances of people trying to cross tracks to change platforms, he said.
Plans to build FOBs in the metropolis gained momentum after a stampede on a narrow bridge connecting Parel and Elphinstone (now Prabhadevi) stations in September 2017.
Meticulous planning and time bound execution was ensuring that FObs were being built at a fast rate across its network, Ravinder Bhakar Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of WR said.
That the Carriage Repair Workshop at Lower Parel had built a modified bridge inspection coach for speedy checking of these structures, the CPRO informed.
He informed, an order for an 8 wheel overhead inspection car had also been placed with the Dahod Workshop.
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