STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Road Over-bridge to De-congest Rourkela

Published: 08th February 2016 05:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2016 05:46 AM   |  A+A-

ROURKELA: With an aim to reduce traffic congestion, it has been planned to build road over bridges (ROB) at STI and ITI level-crossings in the City.

The ROBs on the busy Howrah-Mumbai rail route of South Eastern Railway (SER) will come up at a combined cost of around `80 crore. But  eviction of encroachment remains a major challenge for Rourkela administration to ensure timely completion of the projects. The projects are being implemented on 50:50 cost sharing by the State Government and SER.

Incidentally, three more RBOs in the City and one at Rajgangpur in Sundargarh district are also in the pipeline. About 145 passenger and goods trains ply on Howrah-Mumbai route.

ROAD.JPGAfter much delay, tender for ROB at STI level-crossing was finalised three months back and for the one at  ITI level-crossing a month ago.

Rourkela-based PWD executive engineer Deepak Tripathy said each ROB would cost around `40 crore, including overheads. Confirmatory pile testing is underway and casting, capping and pillar erections are likely to be taken up within a month, he added.

Meanwhile, Rourkela city administration and SER have taken up preliminary eviction measures, including serving notices, and hope to clear encroachments in five months.

Rourkela Tehsildar PK Sahu said majority of areas required for ROBs are Government land and about 65 residential and commercial structures on Government land are to be removed. About 80 such structures would be cleared by SER.

Rourkela ADM K Sudershan Chakravorty said the administration is firm on timely completion of the two important infrastructure projects and there would be no laxity in removal of encroachment.

On completion, the two ROBs would pave the way for construction of three ROBs at Kalunga, IDC and Kukudagate level-crossings of Rourkela city and another ROB at Rajgangpur town.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp