The work has commenced to repair 100 years old iron bridge situated at Geeta Colony by the Railways worth Rs 10 cr. Maheish Girri, MP of East Delhi was continuously making efforts in this direction since last two years by having meetings with the Railway Minister and the Chairman and now the railways has allocated funds worth Rs 10 crores due to which the work has been initiated.
The MP said he got to know that the iron bridge was in bad condition since it was damaged at many places and very importantly cover plates of the railway tracks were broken at number of locations. The pedestrians who used to pass from underneath the bridge had to wait below for some time to avoid garbage coming out of the train which many times would result into traffic jams. But the revival work has given a relief to the local people.
Revival work would be covering repairing of two railway platforms, cycle tracks and two way roads including net will be put on both sides of the bridges for protection.
The MP further said many times the trains halt on the bridge, during this time lot of garbage and other waste material gets collected on the cover plates of platform and it causes rusting of plates. The MP requested the railway chairperson to make mechanism so that train does not have to wait for signal over the bridge which would reduce the depreciation in the quality of plates and they would last for long time.