MALKANGIRI: The tilting of four piles of Gurupriya bridge in Chitrakonda reservoir in Malkangiri district will not hamper the progress of construction work, said Bhubaneswar-based Works Department Executive Engineer Designs (Project) NC Pal. Pal was part of a panel which visited the site on Saturday.
A panel of experts comprising Roads and Buildings superintendent engineer Nabin Chandra Dora, executive engineer Arun Sahu, consultant Hemant Deo and designer of Royal Infraconstru Limited Abhijit Chakraborty also took stock of the construction work.
Construction of the bridge in a reservoir like Chitrakonda is a tough technical challenge and the work is on in full swing, said Pal, while rejecting the allegation of substandard work. “We will ensure the quality of work and durability of the bridge,” Pal added.
As the work has been given to the company on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode, a joint meeting of the officials and designers from the Works Department and company is likely to be held in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday where a decision as to what can be done to avert such type of incidents will be taken, Pal added. R&B Superintendent Engineer Nabin Chandra Dora said all the four tilted piles of the pier No. 13 are likely to be abandoned and new ones constructed after the joint designers meeting. Project Manager Niranjan Kumar and Works Department JE Suresh Chandra Mishra accompanied the experts.