Mumbai Skywalks are a series of skyways dedicated to pedestrians,
connecting Mumbai Suburban Railway stations and high-concentration
commercial areas with various heavily targeted destinations. The purpose
of the skywalks is efficient disperal of commuters from congested areas to
strategic locations, such as bus stations, taxi stands, shopping areas, etc and
vice versa. 23 skywalks has been build and in operation as of Aug 2010.
In MMR average daily foot count of 5,64,998 on these 23 skywalks. 
Mumbai's suburban railway already has one of the highest passenger
densities of any urban railway system in the world. With almost 7 million
passengers using the system daily, as well as the associated transport
interchanges in their vicinity (bus stations, taxi stands, autorickshaw stands,
car parks, etc) make the suburban railway stations the most congested
areas of the city. The problem is further aggravated by the presence of
hawkers and parked vehicles, making the commute hazardous for
pedestrians. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development
Authority (MMRDA) conceived of the Skywalks in response to these
problems in 2007.
MMRDA planned to build 50 Skywalks in the first phase, ranging from 1 to
2 miles in length. The first 18 skywalks were to be built by
the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation(MSRDC).
The first Skywalk was completed in June 2008 from Bandra station to
Kalanagar Junction, measuring 1.3 km. It is used by over 100,000
The first phase of Mumbai Skywalks consisting of 50 skywalks are expected
to cost about US$ 300 Million. MMRDA expects to recover the cost
through the sale of advertising space on the walkways.
After completing the feasibility studies, and inviting bids, contracts have
been awarded for the construction of 35 skywalks as of June 2009 and
construction has began.
The proposed Mahim East skywalk is being challenged by the Mahim
Skywalk Protest Committee. MMRDA announced in June 2009 that it was
dropping the proposed Mahim East skywalk due to "alignment conflicts
with the Dharavi Redevelopment Project".
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Introduction: Transport interchange activities, passenger transfer
between trains, buses, taxies & Private vehicles make the station area
most congested. The problem aggravates with the road side hawking
and vehicular parking. The Sky walk is an elevated walk way dedicated
to the pedestrians connecting the rly. Station/ high concentration
commercial area and destination points where concentration of
pedestrians prevail. The purpose of the sky walks is for efficient dispersal
of commuters from station/congested area to strategic locations viz.
bus stops, taxi stands, shopping areas, off roads etc. and vice versa. This
would help decongest the crowded streets.
Planning: MMRDA has already planned construction of 50 nos. of Sky-
Walks in and around Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) as listed
Cost Estimates: Total estimated cost is about Rs.600 crs.
Implementing Agencies: Out of 50 nos. of skywalks proposed to be
constructed, construction of 18 nos. will be under taken by MSRDC.
Implementing Agencies: Before finalizing detailed project report i.e.
before preparing GAD; local people, corporators, MLAs, MPs from that
area are being contacted to understand their views/
suggestions/concurrence etc.PMC for these works have been finalized
and they are asked to coordinate with other concerned depts. Like
MCGM, Railways etc.
The alignment and designs:
To be finalized considering various factors like,
Dispersal/entry points at strategic locations
Under ground utilities and minimum number of structures
Available road widths
Proximity of adjacent buildings
No. of trees, large and small size, getting affected
Provision of shops on the sky walk, if any, on one side or both the
sides or on upper deck with a view to provide easy pedestrian
Speed of construction
Operation & maintenance, etc.
Project Management Consultants (PMC) for project preparation,
designing and supervision work is finalized by MMRDA.
First skywalk from Bandra Station to Kalanagar Junction has been
already completed, inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister on
24/6/2008 and immediately opened for public use after
Tenders for 2 nos. of skywalks have been finalized and work is
expected to start shortly.
The actual construction of balance skywalks is planned to start
from October 2008 and is targeted to be completed within a time
period of 6 months.
MSRDC has also finalized GADs for three skywalks and tenders for
the same will be invited shortly. For balance sky walks, PMCs will
be finalized very soon.
After approval to the above further formalities will be completed like
appointment of consultant etc.
Sr. Station Scope of Works Implementing
1 Mumbai CST Construction of Subway (instead of MSRDC
Skywalk due to surface space
constraint) at Chhatrapati Shivaji
Terminus Station. (20 meters wide x
500 meter long)
2 Sandhurst Skywalk connecting from (South MSRDC
Road side of) Hankok Bridge (at the West
side of track) to the platform No.1 &
2 of the Station. (3.66 meters width
x 100 meters long)
3 Chinchpokali Skywalk connecting existing MSRDC
Railway’s Foot Over Bridge to
Ambedkar Road at the East Side of
Station.(4.88 meters wide x 200
4 Parel Skywalk connecting East & West MSRDC
side of the Station (with landing at
all platforms 4.88 meters wide x 120
Skywalk (at Mumbai end)
connecting existing Railway’s Foot
Over Bridge to Ambedkar Road (at
East Side).(4.88 meter wide x 200
5 Kurla Skywalk connecting existing MSRDC
Railway’s Foot Over Bridge of Kurla
Station to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Station & Railway’s Foot Over
Bridge of Tilak Nagar Station to
Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Station
(4.88 meters wide x 1300 meters
Skywalk connecting existing
Railway’s middle Foot Over Bridge
(of East Side) to Nehru Nagar. (4.88
meters wide x 150 meters long)
6 Vidyavihar Skywalk connecting East & West MMRDA
side of the Station and with existing
Railway’s Foot Over Bridge (Under
construction).(4.88 meters wide x
150 meters long)
7 Kanjurmarg Skywalk connecting existing MMRDA
Railway’s Foot Over Bridge (at
Mumbai end) to the West side of
L.B.S. Marg.(4.88 meters wide x 200
8 Bhandup Skywalk connecting existing MMRDA
Railway’s Foot Over Bridge (of
Kalyan end) to L.B.S. Marg. (3.66
meters wide x 350 meters long)
9 Mulund Skywalk connecting East & West MMRDA
with existing Railway’s Foot Over
Bridge (at Mumbai end). (4.88
meters wide x 100 meters long)
10 Thane Skywalk (towards Kalyan end) MMRDA
connecting West side Flyover [of
Station Area Traffic Improvement
Scheme (SATIS)] to Sant Tukaram
Road (at East end) & also
connecting with existing Railway’s
Foot Over Bridge.(10 meters wide x
300 meters long)
11 Koper Skywalk connecting existing MMRDA
Railway’s Foot Over Bridge to East
end & also landing towards
Dombivili side through underpass of
Diva- Vasai Flyover.(3.66 meters
wide x 200 meters long)
12 Kalyan Skywalk connecting existing MMRDA
Railway’s Foot Over Bridge (Under
Construction) to Valli Peer Road
(Kalyan Station Road at West end)
and also to Kolsawadi side (at East
end).(4.88 meters wide x 250
13 Reay Road Skywalk across D’Mello Road (at MSRDC
Kurla end) a landing at all
Platforms.(3.66 meters wide x 100
14 Sewri Skywalk connecting Railway’s Foot MSRDC
Over Bridge to Public Foot Over
Bridge (of D’Mello Road). (3.66
meters wide x 100 meters long)
15 Vadala Road Skywalk across ‘P’ D’Mello Road & MSRDC
connecting existing Railway’s Foot
Over Bridge of the Station (at Kurla
end) (4.88 meters wide x 125
16 Borivali (W) Platform No.8 to R.O.B.- BMC MMRDA
17 Borivali Platform No. 7 to PF No. 6 and East MMRDA
18 Virar (West) Platform No.1 from South West MMRDA
Booking office to M.S.R.T.C. Bus
19 Virar (East) From existing F.O.B. to L.C. No.40. MMRDA
20 Bandra (East) BA Local station to BDTS station MMRDA
21 Bandra (East) BA Local station to Kalanagar MMRDA
22 Bandra (West) Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
23 Nallasopara Construction of Sky walk MSRDC
24 Vasai Road Construction of Sky walk MSRDC
25 Ambernath Construction of Sky walk MSRDC
26 Goregaon Construction of Sky walk MSRDC
27 Vileparle Construction of Sky walk MSRDC
28 Kandivali Construction of Sky walk MSRDC
29 Lowerparel- Construction of Sky walk MSRDC
30 Masjid station Construction of Sky walk MSRDC
31 CST to Construction of Sky walk MSRDC
32 Naigaon Construction of Sky walk MSRDC
33 Grantroad Construction of Sky walk MSRDC
34 Dadar – Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
35 Dadar – Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
36 Dadar - East Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
37 Dadar - East- Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
38 Chembur Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
39 Ghatkopar Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
40 Andheri (E) Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
41 Andheri (W) Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
42 Andheri Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
43 Malad - Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
44 Dahisar (E) Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
45 Dahisar (W) Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
46 Mira Road Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
47 Bhayander Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
48 Santacruz (E) Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
49 Santacruz (W) Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
50 Ulhasnagar Construction of Sky walk MMRDA
Construction of Skywalk from Bandra Suburban Station (E) to Kalanagar
Background:- Bandra is one of the major suburban stations in Mumbai.
More than thousand suburban trains operation take place every day
about 5 lacks commuters traveling through this station. Out of this 39%
commuters approach the station by walk while 32% by bus 16% by
Auto and 13% by other modes. The percentage to the station is nearly
equal on the East and West. With the development of Bandra-Kurla
Complex into last few years the commuters from BKC have substantial
increased. Further, the Western Railway is developing the Bandra
Terminal about 1 km north of the suburban station and operations from
this terminal are also increasing every year above.
Bandra SATIS:- The considering the Bandra Station Area Traffic
Improvement Scheme has been included in the priority works under
MUIP master plan. After considering several alternatives it is decided to
develop Skywalks from Bandra (E) to Kalanagar and Bandra (W) to Hill
road and Mohd. Raffi Chowk on priority. Skywalk form Bandra (E) to
Kalanagar has been completed as pilot project.
General features of the Skywalk:- The Skywalk between Bandra Station
from (Existing Foot Over Bridge to Kalanagar has been constructed to
serve the commuters traffic between BKC and the Station.) The work
included construction of Skywalk form Bandra suburban railway Foot
Over Bridge to Kalanagar. It is 1300 m. long and 4 m. wide walk way
and 4 staircase at various locations. This Skywalk proposed is covered
by multi wall polycarbonate sheet for weather protection to the
pedestrian. The integration arrangements with the railway for provision
of ticket counter, if required by railway are being finalised.
The general features are as follows:-
Length of the Skywalk – 1300 m.
Width of the Skywalk – 4.0 m. clear walkway
Structural details – The Skywalk construction consists of elevated
walkway of 4.0x3.0 m. framed structure with Polycarbonate Sheet
as roofing and resting on 1.0 m. dia. Pier of ht. approximately 6.0
m. above the ground level.
No. of Staircase – 4 Nos.
Staircase location – Anant Kanekar Marg Police Chowki, Near
ONGC Building, Kalanagar on either side of Sion-Dharavi Road.
Integration Arrangement:- (Station end) Integration with exiting Foot
Over Bridge has been planned by directly connecting to the Foot Over
Bridge. A provision to connect to the exiting southern Foot Over Bridge
Integration array (Kalanagar end):- Staircase is proposed on either side
of Soin-Dharavi Lind Road to integrate with existing BEST Bus Stops.
Current Status:- The Project have been completed and opened to public
with effect from 24th June, 2008.
Contractor :- M/S. DAS Offshore
Consultant :- M/S. S. N. Bhobe Associates
Period of construction:- 27th Dec. 2007 to 24th June 2008