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New Elphinstone foot Over-bridge opens for public today

SNS | New Delhi |

The Indian Army has built the Elphinstone foot over-bridge at a cost of approximately Rs. 10.44 crore. The Army completed the work in record time of 117 days. The Mumbai city got three foot over-bridges at Elphinstone Road, Currey Road and Ambivali today.

These bridges have been dedicated to the citizens of the city. The Elphinstone Road over bridge has been inaugurated by a flower vendor, Curry Road bridge by a Dabbawalah and Ambivali bridge by a lady fish vendor.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Rail Minister Piyush Goyal and State Defence Minister Subhash Bhamre were reportedly present at the event.

 

On 29 September last year, a stampede at Elphinstone station had led to death of 23 people, while over 30 were injured. The Army had begun the construction almost after two months of the tragedy.

The Western Railways, in a tweet, said “73.1 m long & 3.65 m wide Elphinstone Road station FOB connecting Parel station, wch is built by @adgpi in record 117 days will be opened today. A big thanks to braveheart Indian Army!”

 

It was for the first time that Indian Army engineers were roped in to design and construct commuter bridges at three Mumbai railway stations.