‘Granite, vitrified tiles easy to clean’
The ceiling panel was fitted with a granite tile, a part of which fell. Soon after the incident railway officials removed all granites and vitrified tiles fixed on the ceiling and side walls that were found to be loose.
A senior official conceded, “Granite and vitrified tiles were used because such materials are easy to clean. However, the plaster can become loose because the structure experiences a lot of vibration because of vehicular traffic, train movement and also due to the heavy footfalls on the bridge.” Commuter Amit Rao said, “Railway work is good only at Churchgate and CST. At other stations, the work is of shoddy quality.”
The incident comes at a time when Western Railway is finalising its report on the multi-disciplinary audit that its teams carried out across all the suburban station following the orders of rail- way minister Piyush Goyal in the aftermanth of Elphinstone Road tragedy on September 29.
All granite and vitrified tiles that were found to be loose were removed after the incident