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100 m of wall along Sandhurst Rd station needs urgent repair

A day after a boundary wall adjacent to the slow line near Sandhurst Road station developed cracks and led to a mudslide, Central Railway officials found nearly 100 meters of the wall required urgent repairs.

mumbai Updated: Aug 03, 2010 01:35 IST
Shashank Rao

A day after a boundary wall adjacent to the slow line near Sandhurst Road station developed cracks and led to a mudslide, Central Railway officials found nearly 100 meters of the wall required urgent repairs.

On Monday, the officials inspected the site and identified several structures had constructed illegal extensions on the edge of the boundary walls.

“These structures mainly comprise toilets and sheds that do not have proper outlets for water to drain out. The water then seeps into the wall, making it weak,” said a CR official, requesting anonymity.

The officials found that at some stretches near the station a “mini creek-like outlet” emerging from these structures and converging into the drain along the tracks.

“The railway engineering manual, which was written nearly 25 years back, states that the distance between a structure and railway tracks should be twice the height of that structure,” added the CR official.

The CR has asked the municipal corporation to raze those structures that have illegal extended portions on the edge of the boundary walls.

“We have informed the corporation and the state housing authority to take necessary action against these buildings to avoid such incidents,” said S. Mudgerikar, chief PRO, CR.