Mumbai: Western Railway to rebuild Malad skywalk, work will start after Diwali

Mumbai: Western Railway (WR) has been working in the direction to overhaul many Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) and Road Over Bridges (ROBs). In keeping with this view the skywalk on the south end of Malad is being rebuilt for better and safer movement of the passengers.

In a press release issued by Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer, WR said the skywalk at Malad between Ranisati BMC South FOB and elevated booking office connected with Western Railway’s (South) FOB was constructed in 1978. Even after many repairs in the past, the condition of the skywalk remained the same. It was decided to rebuild the skywalk back in 2016 itself.

“On August12, 2016, WR had asked BMC to provide funds of Rs 5.45 crore for the execution of this work, but the required funds are still awaited. However, WR decided to execute the work to ensure the safety of passengers. The skywalk was closed on July 7-8, 2018,” he added.

WR has decided to take up the work right after the festival of Deepawali since shifting of utilities under this skywalk is in progress.This infrastructural makeover will benefit thousands of suburban commuters at Malad station and make their daily commute easier and safer.

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