Part of Mumbai’s Lower Parel bridge will be opened for pedestrians
The section that will be opened will allow commuters to enter and exit Lower Parel railway station.Updated: Jul 27, 2018 10:34 IST
A section of Delisle road overbridge (ROB) in Lower Parel, which does not go over the railway tracks and has not been deemed dangerous for use, will be reopened for pedestrians soon, following an inspection on Thursday by the Western Railway, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the traffic police and local politicians.
The section that will be opened will allow commuters to enter and exit Lower Parel railway station.
The WR has said it would mark out the section that is unsafe for use following an inspection on July 17. The bridge was shut for both pedestrians and vehicles on Tuesday for repairs, and is likely to stay shut for two years. The closing of the bridge led to a stampede-like situation on Tuesday, and there have been complaints that a part of the bridge could have been left open for train commuters.
“The road will be opened in some time, and there will be barricades so people know which section cannot be used,” said a senior WR official, who did not wish to be named.
First Published: Jul 26, 2018 14:13 IST