Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Delayed by 15 years, Kurla Subway is ready 

Delayed by 15 years Construction of Kurla Subway passing underneath Kurla station work completed.  

RTI Activist Anil Galgali continue follow-up with this issue and now Kurla Subway work fully completed. This time Railway and Mumbai Municipal Corporation have teamed up to finish the indefinitely delayed Project, Entailing a fresh cost Rs 5.05 crores. On completion this subway will provide a much needed link between the East & West side to one of the busiest suburban thoroughfares in Mumbai.

M/s  Mahesh Roopchandani of Solapur have been awarded the contract of construction by the Railways. Central Railway is to provide an additional fund of Rs 2.11 crores for completion of the project. On 21 October 2014 work starts by Contractor.  Central Railway had earlier spent Rs 3.84 crores on 129.9 metre on construction of a tunnel running under Main and Harbour Railway lines. This 7.60 metre wide tunnel with a height of 2.6 metres was constructed years ago, lay incomplete. BMC had been entrusted the responsibility of construction of approach road to the western side of Subway, which alone would cost Rs 2.94 crores. Work has already officially begun on February 2016 and completed.

"This uncompleted project had proved to be stupendous waste of resources, not put to use even after having spend Crores. I hope it will be completed now providing relief to common public, Also bringing down figures of deaths occurring during crossing of rail tracks", Galgali said.

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