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Jan 01 (15:40)   Construction of 4.88 Meter wide FOB on South-end of Masjid Station in a Record Time – This will be opened to commuters on 1.1.2019 as a “NEW YEAR GIFT” from Central Railway

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Construction of 4.88 Meter wide FOB o­n South-end of Masjid Station in a Record Time – This will be opened to commuters o­n 1.1.2019 as a “NEW YEAR GIFT” from Central Railway
Central Railway has always been in forefront in upgrading facilities and considering the footfalls o­n Mumbai-end Foot Over Bridge at Masjid, it has undertaken construction of Masjid FOB from 26.11.2018. The construction was completed in record time of 33 days, a full 12 days before self imposed target, which is an all time record.
included dismantling of old FOB and construction of new FOB at the same place.  The landing of this fob is widened from 2.44 m to 4.88 m. The width of the staircase of 2.44 m has also been widened to 3.66 m and o­n the other side, the width of the staircase of 1.80 m has been widened to 2.30 m. Length of the foot over bridge is 17 meter
·Old Bridge closed for commuters o­n 26.11.2018.
·Removal of electrical and S&T fittings started o­n 26.11.2018.
·Dismantling & removal of girders of old bridge commenced o­n 02.12.2018 (Sunday) during Mega Block and completed in record period of 6 hours.
·Despite space constraints Excavation & Foundation work carried out without disturbing traffic and o­nly during night corridor blocks. No special block was taken for the same.
·Stair case work was also completed o­nly during night corridor and no special blocks were taken.
·Girders were launched o­n 16.12.2018 during Sunday Mega Block of 6 hours.
·From 17.12.2018 to 30.12.2018 entire staircases, column erection, Stringers, fabrication, concreting o­n floor slab & steps carried out alongwith roof sheeting, painting, side railing & hand railings. Floor finishing with granite etc. was carried out by working round the clock.
·Electrical work was carried out o­n 29.12.2018 & 30.12.2018.   
·Cost of work: 1.25 Cr
RECORD: the earlier record of construction of FOB was of 72 days, wherein FOB at LTT was constructed. The record is broken with huge margin and the FOB at Masjid is completed within 33 days, i.e. 12 days prior to self targeted period. This included dismantling of old FOB also. This FOB is built in shortest duration with a new record of all times.
All necessary arrangements were made for smooth passenger flow through north end and middle FOBs. Notice Boards to this effect were displayed at conspicuous places.  Adequate RPF & Ticket Checking staff were deployed for guiding passengers during this period.
This is an excellent example of efficient planning, supervision and execution of work. Railways appreciate the cooperation given by all commuters during this period.
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Date: December 31, 2018
This press release is issued by Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.

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