Civic body, Rlys to extend FOB roofs
case till the nearest road so that people can walk till the end without worrying about sun or rains,” said a WR official.
This is one of the issues
The objective is to ensure that sufficient roof cover is given to rail commuters who exit the the station premises using the FOBs. highlighted by the audit teams, of the Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR), which inspected stations on the Mumbai suburban network. The WR is yet to officially submit the report. The BMC is likely to demolish the encroachments coming in the way of this path where the sheds will be extended.
“Yes, we are planning this, and are supporting the railways in every way possible,” said Ram Dotonde, spokesperson, BMC.
There are also plans to talk to the taxi and auto rickshaw unions to ensure proper queues can be formed at the exit point of these extended pathways. This would ensure that people take the next mode of transport with ease.
The BMC and the railways will also connect the FOBs with skywalks so that additional exit points are created. The WR and CR are constructing 10 and 20 new FOBs respectively. The Sessions Court presided over by principal judge SB Agarwal on Thursday sentenced Vrijesh Sanghvi to life imprisonment after he was held guilty by the court on October 10 of kidnapping and murdering 13-year-old Aditya Ranka, son of a South Mumbai-based diamond merchant.
The court has held Sanghvi guilty under six charges, and has levied a fine of Rs 9 lakhs, which the court has directed him to hand over to the family of the victim. After the court proceedings, a weeping Vrijesh said, “You (Vrijesh) deserve this punishment. My son had left my house so well-dressed and tidy, but later I could not even hug him properly. He was in such a condition that no one could bear to see him. I just hope that never ever any child be separated from his mother.”
The Sessions Court had on Monday convicted Sanghvi, 29, who was arrested in May 2013 for kidnapping and murdering South-Mumbai based diamond broker Jitendra Ranka’s 13-year old son Aditya.
The court, however, acquitted the deceased’s cousin, Himanshu Ranka, who the police claimed was the alleged brain behind the crime, on the grounds of lack of sufficient evidence. The police had claimed that the two accused were into betting on Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches and having lost money on bets, they kidnapped the teenager and demanded ransom from his family to pay off their debts.