MALKANGIRI: Construction of Gurupriya bridge, on the other side of Chitrakonda reservoir, would be completed within the stipulated time, said Secretary in the Works Department, Nalikant Pradhan on Saturday. The Secretary visited the construction site with a team of experts and expressed satisfaction at the pace of work and hoped of meeting the deadline.
Apprehensions were raised over completion of the 910-metre bridge in time after four piles of a pier erected in the deep water zone tilted earlier this month during construction.
Pradhan’s visit comes in the backdrop of a joint meeting held between the officials of Works Department and designers of Kolkata-based Royal Infraconstru Limited over executing the bridge work in Bhubaneswar earlier this week to decide redesigning of the tilted piles.
The Secretary was accompanied by Chief Engineer (design, planning and investigation) Om Parkash Patel, superintending engineer (design) Anil Tripathy, Jeypore-based superintending engineer Naveen Chandra Dora, executive engineer (Design) NC Pal, Malkangiri R&B executive engineer Arun Kumar Sahu and consultant Ashok Basa. Works Department junior engineer Suresh Chandra Mishra and company’s project manager Niranjan Kumar were also a part of the team.