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Audit finds Ghatkopar ROB to be overloaded and in need of repair

IIT-B that conducted an audit on the RoB found that bridge is overloaded with cables and pipelines and has also been weathered by seepage and erosion. The Railway has shut the pedestrian portion of the bridge

Audit finds Ghatkopar ROB to be overloaded and in need of repair
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Road Overbridges (RoB) in the suburban train network in the city are under scrutiny since the Andheri Bridge Collapse. After Lower Parel’s Delisle Bridge and Andheri’s Gokhale Bridge, the Ghatkopar ROB is under the scanner and might be the next to be closed down. A team of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay that audited the ROB at Ghatkopar pointed out that the bridge in is need of major repairs.

Similar to Gokhale Bridge, the Ghatkopar RoB has been found overloaded with cables and pipelines and has also been weathered by seepage and erosion. Railway officials will undertake a detailed structural audit of the RoB. The pedestrian portion of the bridge has been shut for pedestrians. The Central Railway (CR) has also asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to take down excess cables and pipelines from the pathway.

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Maintenance of the bridge will be undertaken after the IIT report is declared. Fortunately, the bridge does not need urgent repairs and hence, the maintenance work can be carried out while the bridge is kept open to vehicles.

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An important link between the eastern and western parts of the densely-populated suburb, Ghatkopar RoB is used by cars, buses and trucks. Shutting down of the bridge will result in massive congestion in the adjoining areas.

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