Mumbai, April 5: The Mumbai Police on Friday informed that two of the three foot over bridges (FOB) at Malad railway station will remain shut for pedestrian movement from Friday onwards. In a tweet, the Mumbai Police asked Mumbaikars to plan their journey accordingly and it expects a heavy crowd at the only operational FOB at Malad railway station.
"Two of the three foot over bridges at Malad Railway station will be closed from today for repair work," Mumbai Police tweeted. "The only operational FOB may be crowded. Commuters are advised to plan accordingly," it added. The move appears to be a precautionary measure. The FOBs could be in a grave condition that requires emergency maintenance. BMC Assistant Engineer SF Kakulte Arrested Days After Mumbai CSMT Foot-Over-Bridge Collapse.
Mumbai Police tweet on FOB at Malad railway station:
Two of the three foot over bridges at Malad Railway station will be closed from today for repair work. The only operational FOB may be crowded. Commuters are advised to plan accordingly.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 4, 2019
Last month, an overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus collapsed, killing six persons. The incident was the third footbridge collapse in the city in the last 18 months. A foot over bridge at the Elphinstone Road railway station had crashed on September 29, 2017, killing 29 commuters. Here's A Look At Similar Recent Mishaps in The Maximum City.
On July 3, 2018, when a portion of the foot over bridge crashed on the railway tracks near Andheri station, killing at least one and injuring many more. After the two previous tragedies, the BMC, the Railways and other agencies had carried out a survey of all new and old railway bridges, flyovers, and foot over bridges, to ascertain any dangers and take preventive measures.