Mumbais 98-year-old bridge to be dismantled

MUMBAI, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Indian financial capital Mumbai will see dismantling of a 98-year-old Lower Parel bridge, or Delisle road bridge, later on Saturday.

The work of dismantling, under which suburban trains ply, will go on for 11 hours and conclude by Sunday morning.

The decision to dismantle the bridge was taken due to corrosion after a study of 447 bridges across Mumbai was taken following a bridge collapse in suburban Andheri. The bridge has been shut for traffic since July 2018.

During the 11-hour period, rail services will be completely stopped between Churchgate and Dadar railway station and 200 train services will be cancelled, according to local media.

Tenders for constructing the new bridge are invited and the process of finalization is expected to be complete in few weeks. It is expected that the new bridge will be constructed within few months.

[ Editor: Zhang Zhou ]
 

Comment

View all

Comments are filtered for language and registration is not required. Guangming Online makes no guarantee of comments' factual accuracy. By posting your comment you agree to our house rules.