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Western Railway To Complete The New Charni Road Overbridge A Month Before The Deadline

WR has reportedly informed BMC to finish working on the connector roads to the new overbridge so that both projects are finished simultaneously, ultimately reducing the inconvenience to the citizens.

Western Railway To Complete The New Charni Road Overbridge A Month Before The Deadline
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The iconic Frere Road overbridge is undergoing restructuring commissioned by the Western Railway (WR). Just as girders from the road overbridge were removed, authorities from WR said that they are looking to expedite the construction of the new road overbridge. The authorities have mentioned that they plan to finish work by June, a month prior to the original July 16 deadline.

Further, WR has reportedly informed BMC to finish working on the connector roads to the new overbridge so that both projects are finished simultaneously, ultimately reducing the inconvenience to the citizens. Authorities added that this is particularly due to the troubles faced by motorists travelling through the area.

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This construction has mostly impacted traffic between Grant Road and Charni Road. Explaining how quickly the work is currently undergoing, Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Bhakar  said - “Around 220 metric tonnes of steel and a 350sq m slab was removed within just 24 days.”A senior official from the Western Railway said - “We got all the paperwork done and the sanctions were in place for all stages of the project before the dismantling work had commenced in January. We have also approved the design for the new girders which are being fabricated at our workshop. Work is on in full swing and we expect the new girders to arrive in a month.”

The 99-year old Frere Road overbridge was built during the British Indian rule and is considered an iconic landmark in the city. Two months ago, Western Railway announced a renovation of the Grant Road and Charni Road stations which included a widening of the foot overbridge.

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