Eight Harbour Line Railway Stations to Get Interconnecting Bridges and Skywalks

Eight Harbour Line Railway Stations to Get Interconnecting Bridges and Skywalks

A total of eight railway stations on the city’s Harbour Line are expected to get new interconnecting bridges and skywalks. Central Railway (CR) officials said that their biggest challenge in this regard will be the construction of a foot-over-bridge (FOB) at Dockyard Road and Sewri stations. CR will also make upgrades at Sandhurst Road, Chinchpokli, Currey Road, Cotton Green, Reay Road, and Parel stations.

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It is believed that the officials are facing space constraints at the Dockyard Road station given that it is situated close to a hill. A senior CR official said that the FOB will start from the CSMT end of the station. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will then have to finish working on the hill while also fixing the road adjacent to the station’s platform 1. 

Meanwhile, at Sewri station, authorities said that trees in the area, among other things, could prove to be a hurdle. The upcoming FOB at the station will land on the footpath and on land owned by the Mumbai Port Trust on the east. An unnamed official said that a new skywalk is expected to be built here with the ability to merge at RA Kidwai Road.

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As for the other locations, the Hancock Bridge will be connected to Sandhurst Road station while the FOB at Currey Road station’s southern part will be extended to the east. Further, the BMC will reportedly build a skywalk at Cotton Green station which will connect the existing infrastructure to the platform. Officials said that a new skywalk will be built at Reay Road station which will connect to the northern end of the FOB at the station.

Officials said that they are looking to generate more space at stations while also offering multiple entrances and exits to the passengers.

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