Mumbai: Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has opened tender for the Rs 6.04-crore skywalk connecting Andheri Metro Station with Western Railway’s Andheri Station (east). The skywalk will also have an elevated booking office for commuters entering Andheri (east) station and will connect the north side of the foot-over-bridge (FOB) of Metro station.
Confirming the news, MRVC Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Prabhat Sahai, said, “Yes, the tender has been opened and the amount has been given to us from the MMRDA. Although I cannot tell you when the project will begin, bids for the tender will be opened until August 20 after which, we will carry out the usual process and decide the company to which we will award the contract.”
Work is expected to begin by October of this year. “The skywalk will be six metres wide and 75 metres long. A skywalk already exists on the same side but that is as long as one km and people are finding it too long when they are in a hurry to catch either modes of transport,” said a MRVC official.