Rail­ways to give nod for foot over­bridges in a week, says MP

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - The San­pada foot over­bridge will be re­built. G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.”

HT FILE

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