Flyover construction to be completed by November this year, Badal
By Our Correspondent
Agartala, Apr 21, 2017 : “Despite resistance by a small section of local people for the construction of first flyover of the state in Agartala, the construction works for final stage flyover is going on smoothly”, said PWD Minister Badal Choudhury.
PWD Minister Badal Choudhury along with high level team of construction authorities and engineers of Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC) visited the construction site of the first fly over of Agartala on Friday and reviewed the progress works of the site.
Meanwhile, if everything is going on in right direction, construction of the first flyover of the state will be completed by November, 2017 next, said PWD minister Badal Choudhury.
He said that people of the locality are now happy with the decision of the state government and they extended their cooperation for completion of the flyover works.
Construction of the 2260-meter long double-lane flyover from Bordowali to Fire Service Chowmuhani is going on in full swing and about Rs. 135 crore has been spent for the project so far, said Choudhury adding that in the absence of any natural calamity, the construction works of the flyover would be completed by November, 2017 next. The PWD minister also said that soil testing for the flyover construction had started in May, 2015. He said, after soil testing, altogether nine piles were constructed on trial basis. Besides, carrying capacities of the piles were also tested. Based on the soil testing reports, as many as 346 piles and 66 pillars have already been constructed, said Choudhury.
Now, the construction of the other supporting systems of a flyover is in progress and construction of a 120-meter long pillar-less balancing cantilever bridge and a portion of the flyover is in the final stage on river Howrah, said Chowdhury.
To ensure the quality of different works related to the flyover, a laboratory has been set up near bypass road. Besides, New Delhi-based V.K. Infratech Management Private Limited has been entrusted as Project Monitoring Consultant (PMC) to monitor the works round the clock. He also said that the concerned authorities of IIT (Delhi), Jadavpur University and NIT, Agartala are testing the quality of various materials being used for the flyover construction and giving solutions for any technical problems.
He expressed his gratitude towards the hundreds of workers and engineers of NCC for relentless works for completion of flyover construction works.