Mumbai: Western Railway's roads to nowhere


By Shashank Rao

These are the perfect examples of what flawed planning and delayed execution can do to well-intentioned projects. Two of the city’s vital traffic control measures at railway stations continue to remain stuck in red tape.

The ambitious Rs 8 crore elevated auto deck in Andheri station is teeming with hawkers even before its official opening, while the status of the terminus in the R30 crore elevated road project at Dadar station remains incomplete.

Andheri station
The Western Railway (WR) had proposed the elevated ‘auto deck’ to allow commuters to quickly and easily move out of the station. An elevated road was built, connecting the widest foot over bridge (FOB), running parallel to the tracks. More info