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Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road station ticket counter to be demolished for wider steps

Railways will pull down ticket counter towards north-end of FOB to build an additional staircase next to the existing one

mumbai Updated: Nov 23, 2017 09:39 IST
HT Correspondent 
HT Correspondent 
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Elphinstone Road station,FOB
The western railway (WR) plans to pull down the ticket counter towards the north-end of the FOB to build a 2-m additional staircase next to the existing one.(FILE)

The steps leading to the Elphinstone Road foot over-bridge (FOB) that witnessed a deadly stampede on September 29 will soon be wider.

The Western Railway (WR) plans to pull down the ticket counter towards the north-end of the FOB to build a two-metre additional staircase next to the existing one. “We have to demolish the ticket window to make space,” said Ravinder Bhakar, chief spokesperson, WR. “The process will start soon.”

Bhakar said they have constructed a makeshift ticket counter at the exit point.

Authorities have also started constructing a 12-m-wide FOB to the north of the existing FOB; the Army is in the process of building a temporary FOB to the north-end at Parel station.

First Published: Nov 22, 2017 21:10 IST