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 onemumbai Updated: Nov 23, 2017 09:39 IST
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