‘Gran­ite, vit­ri­fied tiles easy to clean’

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

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

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