Mumbai: Army to assist creation of three commuter bridges

Mumbai: After the disastrous incident that took place some time back in Mumbai in which a commuter bridge collapsed and several people got killed, now Indian Army engineers shall design and construct commuter bridges at three Mumbai railway stations.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced that Army engineers will be designing and constructing the bridge.

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The bridges will be built on Elphinstone Road, Currey Road and Ambivali stations of the Mumbai suburban railway.

“Given the Army engineers’ expertise, they will construct the three foot overbridges by January 31. The Army has been very helpful to not just us but the society at large and I am very thankful to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for this huge help to bring ease in Mumbaikars’ life,” Fadnavis told the media.

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The developments came a little over a month after 23 commuters were killed in a stampede on a narrow foot overbridge connecting Elphinstone Road with Parel on Central Railway on September 29.