Railways to give nod for foot overbridges in a week, says MP
Member of Parliament Rajan Vichare has secured permission for longpending foot overbridges from the railways following a meeting with its top officials.
Despite NMMC providing funds for the construction of railway foot overbridges, the work had been delayed for long.
Vichare recently inspected the railway FOBs along with officials from Cidco, NMMC and railway, following which a meeting had been held at Belapur.
To ensure that the work is expedited, Vichare this week held a meeting with central railway general manager Abhijeet Ojha.
Vichare said, “I first took up the issue of Airoli naka where the NMMC has allocated Rs25 crore for construction of a subway. Despite the submission of the plans for the project in January, the permission from railways has not yet come.”
He said, “I was assured that the permission will be given in a week’s time. It was also agreed that the railways will incur the remaining expense for the project apart from what has been sanctioned by the NMMC.”
Vichare said, “The Janta market railway crossing at Turbhe Naka has been witnessing a spate of accidents. To curb such incidents, a foot overbridge has been proposed from Turbhe Naka to Janta Market. The railways is yet to give permission. This is preventing NMMC from releasing funds.”
He added, “Arrangement was immediately made to hand over a copy of memorandum of understanding. The NMMC too agreed to release the funds at the earliest.”
Taking up the issue of the Sanpada foot overbridges, Vichare said, “The work is progressing at a snail’s pace. I have instructed that it should be completed before the Dutta Jayanti festival during which a large number of devotees arrive at the temple there.”
The railway officials have assured him that the work will be completed by November.
The NMMC said it will hand over Rs6.32 lakh to the railways for calling tenders for an foot overbridge between Belapur village and IT Colony over the railway tracks.
Vichare said, “I have requested the railway officials to complete all pending works in the region soon.”