Months after Elphinstone Road stampede, Piyush Goyal and Devendra Fadnavis inaugurate three FOBs built by Indian Army

Five months after 23 people died in a stampede at suburban Elphinstone Road railway station, a new Foot Over Bridge (FOB) constructed by the Indian Army was thrown open to the public on Tuesday

FP Staff February 27, 2018 21:30:50 IST
Five months after 23 people died in a stampede at suburban Elphinstone Road railway station, a new Foot Over Bridge (FOB) constructed by the Indian Army was thrown open to the public on Tuesday. Twitter@WesternRly
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Five months after 23 people died in a stampede at suburban Elphinstone Road railway station, a new Foot Over Bridge (FOB) constructed by the Indian Army was thrown open to the public on Tuesday. Twitter@WesternRly
Two FoBs at Currey Road and Ambivli stations on Central Railway were also inaugurated in presence of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre, and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. Twitter@WesternRly
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Two FoBs at Currey Road and Ambivli stations on Central Railway were also inaugurated in presence of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre, and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. Twitter@WesternRly
The FoBs were constructed by the army engineers in a record 117 days. Acknowledging the feat, both Goyal and Fadnavis thanked the army for its contribution and completion of the FOBs in record time. Twitter@WesternRly
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The FoBs were constructed by the army engineers in a record 117 days. Acknowledging the feat, both Goyal and Fadnavis thanked the army for its contribution and completion of the FOBs in record time. Twitter@WesternRly
The new Elphinstone Road FOB, spanning over the Central and Western Railway tracks, connects Central Railway's Parel station on the east side and Phoolwali lane outside the Elphinstone Road station on the west side. The bridge is 70-metres-long. The FOB at Currey Road station is 30 metres in length and the one in Ambivli is 20-metres-long. Twitter@WesternRly
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The new Elphinstone Road FOB, spanning over the Central and Western Railway tracks, connects Central Railway's Parel station on the east side and Phoolwali lane outside the Elphinstone Road station on the west side. The bridge is 70-metres-long. The FOB at Currey Road station is 30 metres in length and the one in Ambivli is 20-metres-long. Twitter@WesternRly
As many as 250 personnel of the Bombay Engineering Group and Centre, Pune, also known as Bombay Sappers, were also involved in the task of completing the bridge, which was completed in four months. Twitter@WesternRly
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As many as 250 personnel of the Bombay Engineering Group and Centre, Pune, also known as Bombay Sappers, were also involved in the task of completing the bridge, which was completed in four months. Twitter@WesternRly
Goyal said the railways have constructed 17 more FOBs. "Since October when the army was roped in to construct the three FoBs, different departments of railways have completed 17 more FOBs at different stations and the work of building 22 more FOBs is underway, which will be completed by June 2018," said the railway minister. Twitter@WesternRly
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Goyal said the railways have constructed 17 more FOBs. "Since October when the army was roped in to construct the three FoBs, different departments of railways have completed 17 more FOBs at different stations and the work of building 22 more FOBs is underway, which will be completed by June 2018," said the railway minister. Twitter@WesternRly
Emphasising that the Indian Railways has adopted a holistic and integrated approach towards passenger service, Goyal said the construction of 56 more FOBs has been sanctioned and is expected to be completed in the next 12 months. Twitter@WesternRly
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Emphasising that the Indian Railways has adopted a holistic and integrated approach towards passenger service, Goyal said the construction of 56 more FOBs has been sanctioned and is expected to be completed in the next 12 months. Twitter@WesternRly