MALKANGIRI: Three days after four piles of Gurupriya bridge of Chitrakonda reservoir tilted from their position, Executive Engineer, Roads and Buildings, Arun Kumar Sahu said redesigning of the piles in deep water zone will be finalised soon.
Four piles from P12 to P17 of the under construction 910-metre Gurupriya bridge, on the other side of Chitrakonda reservoir, tilted on Thursday leading to rumours of substandard work.
Refuting the allegations, Sahu said, “The change in the design of the piles in the deep water zone has been necessitated following tilting of four piles of pier-13 towards P-14 due to lateral thrust caused by heavy earth filling of 20-metre depth required for making temporary arrangement for casting of pile cap and super structure work for P12-P13”, Sahu said.
The revised design of the piles (P12-P17) under deep water zone will be finalised soon after proper scrutiny by a panel of design engineers from Works department, consultant agency and the company, Sahu added.
Details of the tilted piles have already been sent to all concerned for early finalisation of the revised design to ensure timely completion of the work, said Project Manager Niranjan Kumar.