By: Pune Pulse
November 6, 2023
Pune: Using a winch machine, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) civic bridges department launched the second span of girder for the Road Over Bridge (ROB) construction at Vidyavihar station on Sunday morning.
As per further information, the Central Railway had completed an overnight mega block in preparation for the launch. According to the official, the block was completed between Kurla and Bhandup on all six lines—Up Slow, Up Fast, Down Slow, Down Through, and the Fifth and Sixth lines—between 1.10 and 4.20 in the morning.
Some of the long-distance trains experienced regulation or short termination due to the block.
About 100 meters in length and 1,100 metric tonnes in weight make up the girder’s largest span.
The next stage of the project is to build approach roads that are 17.50 meters wide on both sides of the bridge. By December 2024, the BMC wants to have finished the entire project.
According to BMC officials, 90% of the project within the railway boundary has been completed with the installation of the second girder. M/s AB Infrabuild Limited is handling the project, and their team of twelve engineers, safety officers, supervisors, and skilled laborers is working on it. The projected cost of the flyover project is around Rs 178 crores.
According to an official, this ROB will link Ramakrishna Chemburkar (RC) Marg and Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) Road.
The new bridge will relieve traffic in the eastern suburbs and lessen the strain on the current ROBs at Ghatkopar and the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR).