Days after a major portion of an overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus came crashing down killing six people, the administration has decided to temporarily close down Dadar foot overbridge for strengthening work. “The overbridge will remain closed for 13 days starting tomorrow. Dadar foot overbridge to be temporarily closed for strengthening work with effect from 17th March 2019. Staircase to stay closed for 13 days and the ramp for 90 days,” tweeted ANI.
During the inspection of the bridge, it was decided that the ramp at platform no.1 and staircase at platform no. 2 and no. 3 will be closed for the safety of passengers, Western Railway said in a notification.
“The staircase will be closed for 13 days for repairing/strengthening for the same i.e. from March 17 to March 29. The ramp of platform no. 1 will be closed for 90- days for rebuilding between March 17 to June 16,” reads the notification,” the notification reads.
The authorities have asked passengers to use railway south foot overbridge.
Meanwhile, Civic and railway authorities in Mumbai has begun working on alternate arrangements for commuters using CSMT station after a foot overbridge that collapsed on Thursday, killing six people and injuring 31, was dismantled.
While Central Railway wants a subway beneath DN Road in place of the FOB, BMC officials said a decision on it would be taken after considering all aspects.
"The decision will be taken after following due process," Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta said. Another BMC official said people will be given an alternate to the FOB though in what way was a matter under consideration currently.