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BMC acquires land for bridge at Currey Road

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Feb 6, 2018, 2:46 am IST
Updated : Feb 6, 2018, 2:46 am IST

There is only one bridge at Currey Road railway station, with an exit on Mahadev Palav Marg.

The headquarters of BMC.
 The headquarters of BMC.

Mumbai: The dispute over acquisition of land for constructing the bridge at Currey Road station has finally been resolved, with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) acquiring a plot on the eastern side of the station for construction of the bridge.

According to civic officials, the BMC has taken possession of a 248.33 square metre plot from Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company on the eastern side of the station. It has handed over the plot to the railway station for construction of the bridge. The bridge will be constructed by the Indian army.

There is only one bridge at Currey Road railway station, with an exit on Mahadev Palav Marg. To avoid a repeat of the September 2017 stampede at Elphinstone Road station and better channelise the flow of the crowd, a new bridge has been planned at the centre of Currey Road station.

According to civic officials, locals had opposed plans to lower the bridge on the Godrej ground, which is located on the eastern side of the station. According to the new design, the bridge will now be lowered on the adjacent Godrej Gas Company lane.

A civic official said, “The plot has already been acquired by the Development Plan (DP) department from Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company. The acquisition cost will be borne by the railway, which has paid Rs 5.1 crore in advance to the BMC.”

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