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					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. [1]
[edit]History
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.[2]
MMRDA planned to build 50 Skywalks in the first phase, ranging from 1 to
2 miles in length.[3] The first 18 skywalks were to be built by
the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation(MSRDC).[2]
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
pedestrians daily.[4]
[edit]Status
The first phase of Mumbai Skywalks consisting of 50 skywalks are expected
to cost about US$ 300 Million.[3] 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.[5]
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".[5]
[edit]References

  1. ^ "24Main Edition-pg9-0.qxd (Page 1)" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-08-30.
  2. ^ a b "MMRDA - Projects - Skywalk". Mmrdamumbai.org. Retrieved
      2010-08-30.
  3. ^ a b Bellman, Eric (2010-01-19). "Mumbai Builds 'Skywalks,' Elevated
      Walkways That Let Pedestrians Move Above Crowded Streets -
      WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
  4. ^ "Mumbai pedestrians can walk safe in the sky". The Hindu Business
      Line. 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
  5. ^ a b "A dozen crucial reasons to say MMRDA
      first!". http://www.mmrdamumbai.org. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
     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
                              below.

          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
                                         affected
                               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
                                        movement
                               Speed of construction
                                   Commuter safety
                           Operation & maintenance, etc.


                                  Present Status:

           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
                                       inauguration.
           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
No.                                                      Agency
 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
                               meter long)
4       Parel      Skywalk connecting East & West         MSRDC
                  side of the Station (with landing at
                 all platforms 4.88 meters wide x 120
                              meters long)
                        Skywalk (at Mumbai end)
                  connecting existing Railway’s Foot
                  Over Bridge to Ambedkar Road (at
                   East Side).(4.88 meter wide x 200
                              meters long)
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
                                  long)
                      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
                             meters long)
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
                             meters long)
13    Reay Road    Skywalk across D’Mello Road (at      MSRDC
                          Kurla end) a landing at all
                     Platforms.(3.66 meters wide x 100
                                 meters long)
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
                                 meters long)
16   Borivali (W)       Platform No.8 to R.O.B.- BMC       MMRDA
17     Borivali     Platform No. 7 to PF No. 6 and East    MMRDA
                                     side
18   Virar (West)      Platform No.1 from South West       MMRDA
                      Booking office to M.S.R.T.C. Bus
                                  Terminus.
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
    Currey road
     walkway
30 Masjid station        Construction of Sky walk          MSRDC
       area
31    CST to             Construction of Sky walk          MSRDC
    Churgegate
32   Naigaon             Construction of Sky walk          MSRDC
33 Grantroad             Construction of Sky walk          MSRDC
34   Dadar –             Construction of Sky walk          MMRDA
       Ranade Rd.
35       Dadar –         Construction of Sky walk          MMRDA
         Towards
     Kabutarkhana
36     Dadar - East      Construction of Sky walk          MMRDA
37    Dadar - East-      Construction of Sky walk          MMRDA
     west connector
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
          Telegali
43        Malad -        Construction of Sky walk          MMRDA
     Laljipada,MLR
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
(platform 6/7)

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