Construction of additional FOB completed at Mangaluru junction

The construction of an additional Foot Over Bridge (FOB), connecting platform one and 2/3, has been completed at Mangaluru Railway Junction (MAJN).

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foot over bridge

The construction of an additional Foot Over Bridge (FOB), connecting platform one and 2/3, has been completed at Mangaluru Railway Junction (MAJN).

The work on FOB, located on north side of the station, begun at a total cost of Rs 1.55 cr in October 2019. Railway Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO) specifications had been followed in the construction of FOB.

The bridge has 3.3-metre-wide stairway and gangway. The length of the gangway is 20.4 metres and it is 6.53 metres in height from the rail level.

It is durable and better in functional aspects. At the edges of the steps, angles had been provided for grip and durability. On the gangway, vitrified tile surface is provided in a chess board pattern for better aesthetic appeal.

Protective mesh and screen coverings have been provided on both sides to prevent contact of passengers with the live Over Head Electrical wires. The FOB also allows users a panoramic view of nature.

Coated iron profile sheets are used for roofing of the FOB. Tubular sections are used in roofs to reduce the weight of
the structure.

Trains that stop at this station

At present 21 pairs of trains which includes Express trains connecting important cities like Bengaluru, Mysuru, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram and states like Goa, Maharashtra (Mumbai – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar, Pune) Gujarat (Veraval, Jamnagar, Porbander), Rajasthan (Ganganagar and Ajmer), Madhya Pradesh (Indore, Jabalpur), Haryana (Hisar) and New Delhi, stop at the station.