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Piyush Goyal, Devendra Fadnavis inaugurate new Elphinstone foot-over bridge

Piyush Goyal, Devendra Fadnavis inaugurate new Elphinstone foot-over bridge

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday inaugurated the new Elphinstone foot-over-bridge (FOB) in Mumbai, months after 23 people died in a stampede.

Speaking on the occasion, Goyal expressed gratitude to the Indian Army for undertaking the mammoth task and completing it in a record time.

At the FOB's inauguration ceremony organised by the Army on Tuesday, Western Railway (WR) claimed that around 1.6 lakh commuters would benefit from the FOB, which connects Elphins-tone Road to the Parel station in the east. Citizens said that such FOBs would help in reducing stampede-like situations.

The new FOB at Elphinstone Road, which spans a length of 73.1 metres and a width of 3.65 metres has been constructed at a cost of Rs 10.44 crore by the Army in a record time of 117 days. The Elphinstone Road overbridge will be inaugurated by a flower vendor, whose identity was not disclosed by Western Railway bosses till late evening. Read Also Evicted hawkers face survival issue The Currey Road FOB will be opened to public by dabbawalas, as much a Mumbai motif as the city's suburban trains themselves.

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After the unfortunate stampede on the Elphinstone Road foot-over bridge past year, the authorities have taken cognizance of the issue and finally acted after five months.

The bridge at Elphinstone Road station is 70-metre-long.

In an unprecedented move, the Army was roped in to construct the bridges after tragedy struck on September 29, 2017, at Elphinstone station during the morning rush hour. The inaugural plaque at Elphinstone Road was unveiled by flower vendor Shivraj Konde, plaque of Currey Road FOB was unveiled by dabbawalla Sopan More and the third plaque of Ambivali FOB was unveiled by fish vendor Lata Koli.

Underlining that Railways has adopted a holistic and integrated approach towards passenger service, he said the construction of 56 more FOBs has been sanctioned which is expected to be completed in the next 12 months. "Moreover, the railway ministry wants to run the second class AC coach", he said. That's why the Army was required here, as both the stations are extremely busy ones.


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