A senior RBDCK officer told TNIE that though the item-wise estimate given by DMRC has put the cost of reconstruction at Rs 22.68 crore, they are yet to finalise the amount to be recovered from RDS.
The officials said it would take up to four months to demolish the girders and pier caps of the bridge.
While the razing of controversial Palarivattom flyover has started, the govt has given its nod to award the contract for Connemara Market renovation to the same builder
Since the movie’s release, ‘Panchavadipalam’ is a name used by people to refer to all such bridges whose quality of construction is called into question.
Work begins with removal of asphalt layers, which developed cracks soon after the bridge was commissioned
Process expected to be completed in two days; girders of bridge to be brought down first.
Work to be held in different phases, steps will be taken to ensure free flow of traffic
The association also alleged the logic behind the proposal to repair the top portion of the bridge without resolving the problems with girders is mysterious.
A 750-metre flyover at one of the many traffic junctions in busy Kochi is a big deal for political parties in Kerala.
The government expects timely completion of the reconstruction work, Pinaryai said.
The CPM district committee on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict which granted permission to the state government to consider demolition of the Palarivattom flyover and rebuild it.
The TNIE has learnt that the state government will go by the report submitted by Metroman E Sreedharan recommending partial reconstruction rather than total demolition and rebuilding.
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