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MMRDA launches girders for BKC EEH connector

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has launched 6 major girders each over Sion Rail Over Bridge (ROB) and Chunabhatti Rail Over Bridge (ROB) during the wee hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday – May 17, 18 and 19. The 52-meter long 6 girders launched at Sion ROB weighed 480 tonnes and the 60-meter long 6 girders launched over Chunabhatti ROB weighed 600 tonnes. The heavy-duty activity will help MMRDA construct bridge across Mithi River and Rail Over Bridge on Central Railway near Sion Station and another Rail Over Bridge on Harbour Railway near Chunabhatti Station. The BKC-EEH Connector is expected to be launched soon.

“Constructing bridges over rail lines is never an ordinary task. However, MMRDA’s team of engineers got relentless support from Railways and Contractors to complete the job”, said R A Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA.

The Rs.155-crore Elevated Connector from BKC to EEH is expected to decongest traffic in Sion-Dharavi area, reduce journey by 3 k.m. and travel time by 30 minutes, in turn, helping environment.

The launching operations were carried out under the supervision of the Consultants recommended by Railways, M/s RITES Ltd. and Railway officials within the blocks allotted by Railways.

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