Indian Railways commissions new “foot over bridge”! The Western Railway District, despite the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 virus, has successfully carried out several infrastructure upgrade and enhancement works. Recently, two additional Foot Over Bridges were commissioned at Bandra and Khar Road railway stations in Mumbai, for the safety and comfort of passengers. According to a press release from Western Railways, a new Foot Over Bridge (FOB) has been commissioned at Bandra Railway Station on the south side connecting all berths of the station i.e. platform #1 to platform #7.
The district railway further said that the new FOB is 80 meters long and 10 meters wide. This new FOB was set up at a cost of Rs 7 crore. Similarly, at Khar Road railway station, Footover Bridge was operated at a cost of Rs 8 crore. Footover Bridge is 6 m wide and 110 m long with a skywalk of 5 m wide and 27 m long on the western side, 18 m in the middle and 27 m in the east with stairs (Khar-South). Both new bridges from Footover have been opened to loyal travelers.
With these two new bridges, five FOB operations are commissioned in the Mumbai Suburb Division of Western Railways in the 2021-22 fiscal year. The first is the FOB between Bandra and Khar Road railway while the second FOB is the MCGM Foot Over Bridge at Mahim (North) and the third at Santacruz. The region’s railways also claimed that despite the ongoing difficult times, passenger safety has been given top priority. Besides, the work of FOBs, ROBs, etc., is also in progress. Western Railway added that all these efforts will go a long way to reduce the risk of trespassing and fight problems such as overcrowding on bridges, etc.