The Maharashtra State Street Improvement Company (MSRDC), which takes care of some flyovers in Mumbai, has proposed to interchange bearings and enlargement joints of Jogeshwari Vikroli Hyperlink Street (JVLR) on Japanese Specific Freeway (EEH). Equally, on Western Specific freeway (WEH) it needs to interchange bearings and enlargement joints of Aarey, Nationwide Park and Dattapada flyovers. It has floated tenders in search of an skilled company to hold out the mentioned flyover enchancment works in a interval of six months from the date of awarding of contract. The price of work quantities to Rs 17.49 crore for the WEH flyovers and a couple of.31 crore for the JVLR flyover.
Reportedly, the MSRDC equally intends to interchange the broken strip seal of enlargement joints of Elphinstone and Fergusson flyovers at price of Rs 71.53 Lakh.
The above flyovers are all essential bridges in Mumbai connecting western suburbs to the remainder of town. Every day lakhs of automobiles use these flyovers for travelling from side to side. In accordance with an official from MSRDC, “Changing outdated bearings and enlargement joints of flyover is critical after sure years to forestall its additional harm and enhance the upkeep of the construction. It’s a customary restore work.”
In the meantime, amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus and rising circumstances of Covid -19 in Mumbai all ongoing and proposed infrastructure tasks have been affected. Subsequently, MSRDC which wishes to hold out the restore works of those flyovers will obtain beneficial response from bidders appears to be process. One other official mentioned, “Bidders could method however contemplating the present pandemic scenario the beginning of restore work could take some extra time.”
Apparently, the MSRDC had proposed related sort of restore works of Sion flyover throughout the pre-Covid interval nevertheless it was delayed initially attributable to poor response from bidders and later as a result of flyover present distinctive bearing design which took time for manufacturing. Additionally, the BKC Chunabhatti flyover work had affected the Sion flyover restore work.