The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) plans to engage an agency for maintenance of Maa flyover. The authorities are preparing a detailed project report for taking up repair work of Aurobindo Setu which needs replacement of its damaged ball bearings.
KMDA recently carried out urgent maintenance work including painting the crush barriers and fixing wires on either sides of a 35-meter odd stretch to prevent kite strings from falling over the Maa flyover by closing both flanks from Monday 11pm to 5am.
Officials said that maintenance work is required for the flyover for which an agency will be engaged that would complete work within a month. “The carriageway where the surface has developed small damages needs to be repaired, the spots on the kerb side and walls need a fresh coat of paint. The choked drains need to be cleaned and signage boards are required at important spots. As of now an agency will be engaged that will complete the work within a month after which the plan is to engage an agency for annual upkeep and maintenance of the flyover,” said a KMDA official.
KMDA is also planning to engage an agency for annual maintenance including conducting road surface repair work, regular sweeping of the road, washing of crash barriers and other allied works of Ultadanga flyover.
The officials recently conducted an inspection of Aurobindo Setu to prepare a DPR for repairing the bridge which needs a replacement of its ball bearings. The bridge linking Ultadanga with Gouribari crossing has been found to have diminished load bearing capacity due to the weakened bearing joints.
KMDA is also on the process to select agencies to take up major repair works of Baghajatin ROB, Kalighat bridge and a single span of Ultadanga flyover.