Western Railway to use carbon fibre to construct strong bridges

The carbon fibre is being used to construct bridges in Andheri, Dharavi and Malad as it is flexible, strong, and lightweight

Western Railway to use carbon fibre to construct strong bridges

While keeping in mind the bridge collapse incidents in Mumbai, the railways have decided that along with steel and concrete, it will also use carbon fibre for bridge construction. With the use of carbon, it will help minimalise the chances of any incident related to bridge collapse. 

Carbon fibre is being used to construct bridges in Andheri, Dharavi and Malad as it is flexible, strong, and lightweight. In the past, there have been multiple incidents of bridge collapse which has taken several lives in the city.

On July 3, 2018, Gokhale bridge at Andheri station collapsed which affected the railway service on the Western line and killed one person and left a few injured. 

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In another unfortunate incident on February 14, 2019, the Himalaya bridge outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) collapsed killing nearly 30 people. 

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