Delisle Road Bridge Near Lower Parel Station Could Be Operational in Two Months

Delisle Road Bridge Near Lower Parel Station Could Be Operational in Two Months

Works on the Delisle Road Bridge near one of the corners of the Lower Parel Station is currently progressing at a pretty quick pace. Officials said that the work above the train tracks will conclude in two months. 

The deep foundations of the bridge were laid on both sides of the tracks in January this year. Meanwhile, the web girder that is currently being assembled will reportedly be ready in April.

An on-site engineer said that the girder has been designed so as to accommodate the positioning of the bridge which needs to be placed at a 55-degree angle to match its old form. 

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Workers have used a total of 360 metric tonnes of stainless steel accompanied by 3,700 cubic metres of M-40 concrete towards this bridge. 

Officials concluded the dismantling work of the spans on top of the railway tracks in February 2019. The feat was achieved quite remarkably in just five months. Subsequently, the civic body (BMC) cleared the encroachments on its path followed by the removal of abutments in June 2019. 

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Western Railway (WR) then awarded the contract for the reconstruction of the railway section for ₹87 crores with works commencing in November the same year. 

When WR’s work is concluded, the civic body is expected to construct three approaches with two of them on the west and one on the east. Officials have said that the dismantling and rebuilding of the approaches will likely finish by March 2022. 

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