Saturday, January 28

KMDA starts health audit of six flyovers

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Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) is conducting a structural stability test of six flyovers in and around the city. The agency has engaged three consulting agencies for the health audit of Bankim Setu and flyovers in Ultadanga, Chingrighata, Sealdah, Baghajatin and Kalighat.

The experts are using advanced technologies for conducting the health audit. “There is a new electro-magnetic resolution technology by which the structural defects of any elevated structure can be detected,” an official said.

The consulting agencies have been given four months to submit their findings along with a DPR for the repair work. KMDA is also in the process of engaging agencies for conducting health audit of eight more flyovers. Moreover, KMDA is exploring the proposals to set up a few more flyovers. It has commissioned a feasibility study, engaging RITES for the purpose.

There are proposals to set up three flyovers – from Prince Anwar Shah Connector to Lords More, from Kalikapur to Panchannagram and from Brace Bridge to Garden Reach flyover.

Source: Times of India

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