Work on Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road FOB almost done. Watch the Army do the jobmumbai Updated: Feb 08, 2018 14:33 IST
The Indian Army’s Bombay Sappers undertaking work on the Elphinstone Road foot over-bridge.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
The Indian Army, which is constructing three foot over-bridges (FOBs) in Mumbai, is doing the last leg of work for the FOB at Elphinstone Road station.
Currently, work on the FOB’s pre-fabricated staircase and roof are underway. The FOB is expected to be ready by February 15.
The Army was roped in following the stampede on the narrow Elphinstone Road station on September 29, 2017, which led to the death of 23 city commuters. Work on the three FOBs — at Elphinstone Road, Currey Road and Ambivali (beyond Kalyan) stations — kicked off in November 2017.
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For three days last month, on January 26, 27 and 28, the Western Railway scheduled mega blocks on the line to facilitate the Army’s work. On January 28, Bombay Sappers, a wing of Indian Army Corps of Engineers, which is building in the FOBs, installed a Bailey bridge — a pre-fabricated truss bridge — at Elphinstone Road
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