Mumbai: Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Railways Piyush Goyal, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis conducted the survey of the foot over bridges constructed at Elphinstone Road Railway Station and took information about the structural plan of the bridge. This bridge will be constructed by the Army on 31 January 2018 along with the construction of the pedestrian bridges at Curry Road Railway Station and Ambivali Railway Station, Mrs. Sitharaman announced.
Union Defense Minister Smt. Sitharaman said that bridges are constructed by the army for military purposes and during the calamity. However, the accident at Elphinstone was very big. In Mumbai, citizens from many parts of the country live here for work purposes. Many civilians were killed in the accident. Considering this, considering the request made by the Maharashtra government to the Defense Ministry, the Army decided to do this work. This is also the first time that the military has to construct a bridge for civil cause, Mrs. Sitharaman said.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the accident at Elphinstone Road Railway Station was very unfortunate. The Chief Minister said that the state government is taking steps to prevent such a casualty. If the work was done to build a new bridge in the usual way, it would take a lot of time. However, since the Indian Army has the skills to complete such work in a short time, the Ministry of Defense was requested to do this work. The Ministry of Defense approved this request. Under this, along with the bridge at Elphinstone Road, the work of pedestrian bridges at Curry Road Railway Station and Ambivali Railway Station will also be done by the Army.
Piyush Goyal said at that after the accident at Elphinstone, the railway inspected the suburban railway stations and surveyed the security. Accordingly, the report has been prepared on the basis of which measures will be taken and necessary amendments. The Ministry of Defense was requested to take up the work of the pedestrians on three railway stations. He said that the Army is constantly looking forward to the protection of the country and added that the army has set a new ideal by undertaking nation-building with the help of these bridges.
Education Minister Vinod Tawde, MLAs Ashish Shelar, Raj Purohit, General Officer Commanding General of Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat, Vishambar, General Manager, Western Railway, A.K. Gupta, Central Railway General Manager D. K. Sharma etc. were present.