Planned in 2002, the construction of the subway at the Kurla Railway Station has faced many roadblocks and was halted several times due to various reasons including political, and problems of coordination between the two agencies —BMC and the Railways — who are developing it, told DNA.
The Kurla Subway will provide respite to pedestrians, who currently have to use the foot overbridge (FOB) of Kurla railway station, which is crowded most of the time as commuters from both the Harbour and Central lines use it.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has completed the approach road to the subway while the finishing work inside the subway is still ongoing and is being carried out by the Railways.
SO Kori, chief engineer (bridges) said, “The BMC has completed work on the approach road while the Railways is adding the final touches to the interior of the subway.” He added that the construction work is expected to be completed in the next couple of months. The approach road to the western side of the subway is 13 metres long.