Mankhurd Skywalk (Proposal)
Keywords:Mankhurd, Skywalk, Railway station, Highway, Lallubhai compound, Solar panel, Accidents.
Due to the increase in the number of populations of metropolitan cities like Mumbai there are large number
of accidents occurs on railway tracks. One such area in Mumbai known as Mankhurd, there are large number of
accidents happen due to crossing and walking on railway tracks. People in this area walk freely considering railway
tracks as road, school going children walk on the railway without the fear of death so we have come up with the idea of
providing a skywalk that will reduce the number of accidents and prevent school going children and other people
walking on railway tracks. By doing this we will reduce the time taken to reach respective destination, we can save
money, we can also save the electricity consumption by the unique design of skywalk. We can also generate revenue by
hoardings attached to skywalk and this will make to enhance the beauty of the Mankhurd area. The skywalk will start
from Mankhurd station to Lallubhai compound. We have prepared and analyzed the model by using software called SAP.
The skywalk design is made in such a manner that will make maximum use of sunlight during the day and can make use
of the stored energy throughout the night.
As per structure requirement we have designed the column, column cap, I sections of steel using IS 800:2007, and the
slab and connected them. On the roof, solar panel have been placed so that sunrays directly fall on the plates and
alternate placing of solar plates makes maximum use of solar energy at 16m span.