Central Railway aims to complete the Diva railway station Road Over Bridges (ROBs) by June 2023, as the railway installed 10 girders on Sunday.
The remaining five girders will be placed next month. The plan is to replace the level crossing, which is one of the busiest pedestrian-heavy level crossing gates and opens about 35 times a day on average.
The construction of ROBs has been prioritised across the entire suburban section to prevent track deaths and improve punctuality.
According to a senior CR official, two-span girders out of the three spans of the road-over-bridge falling in the railway area have been installed.
After the girder launching is finished, the concrete and surface work will be done. The railway is responsible for work in the railway area (above the track), while the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is responsible for constructing the approach road in the civil area.
The work of the approach road is 20% complete, and the TMC aims to complete the rest by the end of this year.
Over the last decade, crossing railway tracks has led to the loss of more than 100 lives.
To combat this problem, it is essential to construct ROBs that provide a safer mode of transportation.
The railway and TMC are working closely together to ensure the speedy completion of the project. The construction of ROBs has become a top priority across the suburban section to prevent accidents and improve punctuality.
Once completed, the ROBs will offer a more secure and efficient mode of travel, enhancing the lives of commuters.
The installation of girders is a significant milestone for the construction of ROBs. Once completed, the ROBs will provide a safer and quicker mode of travel for commuters.
The railway and TMC have been working together to ensure the timely completion of the project. The construction of ROBs will not only prevent track deaths but also help improve punctuality.
With the installation of girders, the construction of ROBs is progressing as per schedule, and the project is expected to be completed by June 2023.