Thursday, October 2, 2014
Ram Jhula Nagpur Phase 1 Ready
FINAL gap in Ram Jhula. the prestigious cable stayed railway over-bridge at Samra Market, was cemented on Wednesday. The project which has lagged behind several years is being executed by M/s Afcons Pvt. Ltd.. a big name in the construction industry. Construction of retaining wall is all that needed to finish of the project's first phase.
The project involves two bridges of three lanes each but now doubts have surfaced over second phase owing to prolonged delay in completion of first phase itself. Initially, the project cost was pegged at Rs 45.90 crores and work stalled in year 2006 and deadline was three-years. But. one does not know what happened and all estimates went wrong and it took nearly eight years to complete the first phase only and that to involved cost escalation which saw cost zoom to nearly Rs 95 crores.
Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is the nodal agency for execution of the project. The RoB is meant for providing solution to prolonged chaos at Jaistambh Square for vehicular traffic moving from East Nagpur- Central Nagpur to West Nagpur.
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