After satisfactorily completing load tests for the reconstruction of the four-lane flyover at the Palarivattom bypass junction, the structure was completed on 7 March evening by PWD (NH Wing) Chief Engineer, Public Works Minister G. Sudhakaran said in a press. Ongoing.
There will be no official ceremony. However, Mr. Sudhakaran will visit the flyover.
The government had decided to rebuild the flyover, which developed cracks within two years of its opening in 2016, as it would ensure a 100-year lifespan for the structure. Principal Advisor of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) E. Technical experts, led by Sreedharan, suggested reconstruction of the broken components (mainly its pier caps and girders) to ensure its longevity.
VACB investigation continues
The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) is investigating the irregularities in the construction of the infrastructure, which cost 70 47.70 crore. The Supreme Court allowed the reconstruction of the damaged components, although a contractor body opposed it before the court.
The DMRC was entrusted with the task of reconstruction and, on the contrary, set up the Uralungal Labor Contract cooperative Society Ltd. to carry out the work.
The load test on the structure was done a week ago. A committee led by PWD chief engineers will inspect the flyovers before opening them to motorists.