The Central Railway, with funds provided by the BMC, will undertake construction of 10 foot-over bridges (FoBs) across railway tracks in Mumbai to provide east-west connect to pedestrians.
Central Railway has been pursuing the construction of these bridges since 2019, however the projects got delayed due to COVID-induced lockdown.
These FOBs will be constructed between CSMT and Mulund on the Main Line, and between CSMT and Mankhurd on Harbour Line.
BMC, too, has assured that funds for the projects will be handed over to the Railways before the actual work of the bridges begins. The demolition of old FOBs at a few places and construction of new ones will be completed in 18 months.
The construction of all 10 FOBs is expected to entail an investment of Rs 116.3 crore, of which Rs 28 crore has already been deposited by the BMC in April 2020. The remaining funds will also be handed over as soon as possible.
Tenders will be invited for reconstruction of these bridges in the next 15 days.
New FOBs will come up between CSMT and Masjid; north of Masjid station; near Matunga workshop; between GTB Nagar and Wadala; south of Mulund station; between Matunga and Sion; near Apna Bazaar in Nahur; and Kanjurmarg. Reconstruction of FOBs will be taken up at Bhandup and Kanjurmarg.
FOB extension work will be undertaken at Currey Road station on the east side. Moreover, BMC has also approved an FOB to connect Hancock bridge.