2-foot gap between Ghatkopar skywalk and metro station


By Rajendra B Aklekar, Mumbai Mirror

If you are planning to use the Ghatkopar skywalk to access the soon-to-be-opened metro station, make sure you keep a steady eye on the ground while walking. Because if the railways, MMRDA and metro authorities don’t get their act together in time, you will have to hop across a 2-feet-long gap to reach the metro station.

Though the Metro is all set to start running this month, when it comes to accessibility, the authorities are literally not on the same plane. Not only is the Ghatkopar skywalk, which is at a height of 6 to 7 metres from the ground, not completely aligned to the station’s entrance, there is an actual gap of 2 feet between the two.

The MMRDA, which is supposed to co-ordinate between the bodies, gave an interesting solution. “There is no problem at Ghatkopar. It’s just a question of opening the shutters and it will be done at the right time,” said MMRDA commissioner Urvinder Pal Singh Madan, seemingly unaware that apart of the skywalk is yet to be built. More info