Daily commuters using Foot over Bridge (FoB) at Parel Station are going to face several issues to reach the station given the FoB will shut for a month.
The Mumbai end FOB connecting Platform No. 1 to Platform No.5 at Parel station will be closed for repair work from March 17 to April 16, Central Railway said in a statement. "The Foot Over Bridge portion from Platform no. 1 & 2 (west side) towards Prabhadevi station of Western Railway will remain open. During this period Passengers can use Kalyan end Foot over bridge & Middle foot over bridge," Central Railway said.
The FOB would help commuters to avoid walking on an already congested road during peak hours. With pedestrians now being forced to walk on the road, vehicular movement too is likely to be impacted on the given stretch.
On the other hand, Central Railway collected Rs. 182.50 crore from ticketless and irregular travelers from April 2019 to February 2020. During the month of February 2020, Central Railway has earned Rs 14.41 crore as against Rs 11.92 crore in February 2019, thereby registering an increase of 20.88%.
Central Railway collected Rs. 182.50 crore during the period April-2019 to February-2020 as compared to earnings of Rs. 158.93 crore registered during the corresponding period last year showing an increase of 14.83%.