Construction of Railway Bridges by Indian Army
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 3333
ANSWERED ON 23.03.2018
Construction of railway bridges by military
3333 Shri Mahendra Singh Mahra
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) the list of places in the country where railway Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) have been constructed by defence personnel;
(b) whether Government would consider to get major railway bridges (which are more than 100 years-old) constructed by military, keeping in view the construction of bridges in less time and cost, if so, the places where the bridges would be constructed; and
(c) if not, whether Government would take a decision in this regard in the interest of the country, Railways and public?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) to (c): The help of Indian Army has been sought to construct Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) at Elphinstone Road & Parel, Ambivli and Curry Road railway stations of Mumbai Suburban area.
Repair/maintenance of infrastructure including FOBs at Railway stations is a continuous process. Indian Railways has time tested procedure for inspection, repair and reconstruction of FOBs at Railway stations. Every FOB is inspected at regular intervals. Suitable necessary action is taken as per outcome of inspection.
At present, there is no proposal to entrust works of construction of more FOBs at Railway stations to Indian Army.