Pune railway station to get foot overbridge with escalators and lifts
The cost of the entire project for the Railways Rs 14 crore, but according to the official, there is a shortage of funds, hence, it may take an entire year to complete the entire project.pune Updated: Jul 12, 2017 16:16 IST
The Pune railway station is all set for a revamp under the direction of BK Dadabhoy, divisional regional manager,(DRM) central railways. The Pune railway station will also get a new foot over bridge (FOB) apart from the newly constructed ramp entry from the HH Prince Aga Khan road.
“This new entry will be formerly inaugurated on July 14 by MP Anil Shirole. This was needed to facilitate easy entry and exit for the passengers. The front entry had become too congested and we needed to build the ramp to avoid traffic jams. Earlier, the entry was a 90 degree turn but now it is the ramp will get the person straight to the main entrance of the station. It will be a four lane road, which will facilitate easy arrival and departure,” said Dadabhoy.
The new entry is near platform number 6, where the old FOB ends, the officials have constructed a new parking lot for four and two wheelers, besides having ample space for autorickshaws too. “This road/ parking has been planned to give the travellers options of getting off at platform number 6 FOB to cross over,” he added.
The officials are also aware of the over usage of the old FOB, hence, they will also begin work on a new FOB which will be built between the Pune end and Mumbai end of the railway station. “The new FOB will connect to the old FOB and for that the girders are already in place. We will begin the work in August,” informs RN Gupta, deputy chief engineer (construction).
This FOB will also boast of two escalators, one on platform number 6 and another on platform number 1. It will also have a lift which will open on platforms no 2-3 and 4-5. There will also be a skywalk which will connect all the FOBs from the Raja Bahadur Mills road. We will begin construction on the skywalk first and have spent 4 crore on it already. The cost of the entire project for the Railways is ₹14 crore, but according to the official, there is a shortage of funds, hence, it may take an entire year to complete the entire project.