Old FOB repair work at Kalyan railway station underway

The old FOB connecting platform number 1 and 7 is in a dilapidated condition and had broken patches

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The Andheri Bridge collapse brought the railways back to its senses as it is now taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the passengers. Central Railways (CR) started the repair work of the old foot overbridge (FOB) at Kalyan railway station on Thursday.

Kalyan is one of the busiest railway stations on the central line and receives footfall in lakhs on a daily basis. The station has four-foot overbridges, two of which are newly constructed.  

The old FOB, connecting platform number 1 and 7 is in a dilapidated condition and had broken patches. The bridge is quite narrow and is packed with people during peak hours. It is also found to be receiving jerks when trains pass.

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Most commuters use the old bridge as it has an escalator attached to platform 1 and is convenient for them. The bridge is around 50 years old and is located on the CSTM end of the station, right next to the ticket counter. Also, the old foot overbridge connecting platforms 1, 2 and 3 is shut and will be demolished. According to an official at Kalyan station, two escalators will be installed.

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