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Mumbai: CR builds FOB at Masjid station in record 33 days

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Press Trust of India Mumbai
Central Railway has built a foot overbridge (FOB) in Masjid station in 33 days, beating its previous record of 72 days for the construction of an FOB in Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, a senior railway official said Monday.
The 4.88-metre wide, 17-metre long Masjid FOB would be opened for public on January 1, the official added.
He said the FOB, towards the CSMT-end, had to be rebuilt at a cost of Rs 1.25 crore as commuter numbers at Masjid were rising steadily.
He said the target set for the FOB was 45 days but the CR team managed to complete the work in 33 days, including dismantling the old FOB.
CR chief public relations officer Sunil Udasi credited the feat to efficient planning and execution.
He informed that in 2019, CR planned to construct 39 FOBs, 172 escalators at 56 suburban stations and 65 lifts at 31 suburban stations.
Udasi said CR's Mumbai Division had built 14 FOBs, installed 49 escalators and 22 lifts at various suburban stations in 2018.

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First Published: Dec 31 2018 | 7:41 PM IST

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