The plight of Mumbaikars will increase

by Ana Lopez

‘A’ bridge in Vile Parle will be closed from 1 pm to 4 am, use these two bridges

The closure of Gokhale Bridge in Andheri is not over the people’s distress, now there is important news about the Captain Gore Bridge in Vile Parle. According to the information, it has been decided to close this bridge at midnight for repairs. The Captain Vinayak Gore Railway Flyover at Vileparle is a flyover connecting Vileparle in the east-west direction. It is an important bridge for passengers going to domestic and international airports from suburbs including Villeparle, Santa Cruz. Western Railway has decided to repair this railway flyover. Due to this, Western Railway has planned to keep this bridge closed from April 10th to April 26th midnight to 1 midnight to 4 am.

Passengers traveling over the Railway Flyover (ROB) will now have to travel through the congested route at night due to the closure of the bridge for repairs at night. The Western Railway has written to the Joint Commissioner of Traffic Police to avoid possible problems arising out of the repairs and to organize the traffic.

It may be noted that a joint team of IIT Mumbai and Western Railway conducted a structural inspection of Gore flyover. At this time, the bridge was considered dangerous and the report recommended for repairs. The bearing of this bridge is dilapidated. Thousands of vehicles pass through this bridge every day. The bearings of the bridge will be replaced keeping in view the next monsoon. Along with this minor repairs of the bridge are also planned. This work will be completed in phases over a period of two months as required. In the first phase, the replacement of bearings will be done for 15 days, senior railway officials informed.
The bridge is heavily used by passengers returning from late night flights and flights arriving at the airport. After the closure of Gor flyover, passengers will have the option of Gopal Krishna Gokhale Railway Flyover and Milan Railway Flyover.

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