The much talked about new bridge connecting Kalyan and Dombivali will be opened for traffic on January 25. The bridge will be inaugurated online by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, said Kalyan MP Shrikant Shinde. State Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray and Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde will also participate in the online ceremony.
After declaring the old Patripool ROB in a dangerous condition, the bridge was dismantled in November 2018 after which the construction of new ROB was taken over by MSRDC.
According to the official, the completion of new Patripool ROB got delayed due to covid-19 lockdown. However, the remaining part of (under railways) girder laying is yet to be carried, which will be processed by announcing a block on railway route.
A girder weighing 700 metric tons was manufactured in a factory in Hyderabad. Special permission was obtained to bring this girder during the Corona period.
The bridge will be inaugurated on January 25 and will be opened for traffic. Due to the delay in the work of the bridge, many people had composed songs on it. Also, the opposition had targeted the Shiv Sena due to the delay in the bridge completion work.