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Andheri Gokhale bridge accident update: WR opens south carriageway

The repair work was carried out at a cost of over ₹2.70 cr which got completed on January 10

Andheri Gokhale bridge accident update: WR opens south carriageway
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Six months ago, a portion of Gokhale road over bridge had collapsed on July 3, 2018, on the railway tracks between Andheri and Vile Parle,  claiming two lives. On January 19, Western Railway opened its south carriageway giving relief for motorists.

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WR’s Chief Public Relations Officer Ravinder Bhakar said that the repair work was carried out at a cost of over ₹2.70 cr which got completed on January 10. The WR has now taken up work on the north carriageway and during this period, one of the two lanes and the pedestrian section will be closed for traffic.

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Bhakar added that as the dismantling of the old cantilever footpath is also involved, it will take nearly five months to reopen the north carriageway. When the BMC and Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai (IIT-B) carried out a joint audit on July 17, the decision was taken to carry out repairs and reconstruction of the bridge.

Railway minister Piyush Goyal had approached IIT as he wanted a third-party assessment of the safety of the bridge.

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