Tribune flyover soil testing work starts

CHANDIGARH: As the UT Administration has finalised the tender for the construction of the Tribune flyover, the company selected to handle the project has started a soil-testing survey for the much-awaited project.

Tribune flyover soil testing work starts

Though the UT is yet to officially allot the work of the Tribune flyover to the selected firm, the latter started the soil testing work in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Monday. Photo: Manoj Mahajan

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Ramkrishan Upadhyay

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 11

As the UT Administration has finalised the tender for the construction of the Tribune flyover, the company selected to handle the project has started a soil-testing survey for the much-awaited project.

In the financial bids opened last month, the UT Engineering Department had selected a firm, DRAIPL-DMR (JV), to carry out the project. Sources said the firm had appointed Dr Ghuman and Gupta Geotech Consultants, Mohali, to carry out the soil survey to know the load-bearing capacity of earth on stretch of the flyover before starting the construction.

Inderjit Singh, site engineer of the company, said the soil testing would take around 70 days. He said the soil testing would reveal the load-bearing capacity of the earth. The foundation design for the project will be based on the report.

The firm, DRAIPL-DMR (JV), was selected as it quoted the lowest rate of Rs 137 crore to carry out the project in the financial bids opened last month. The Administration has now sought the concurrence of the Ministry of Road Transport before officially allotting the work. The company will have to complete the project in two years. The Administration invited bids for the project in 2019. The project is already running late after its foundation stone was laid by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore on March 3, 2019.

The flyover project will start near the GMCH roundabout and cover Tribune Chowk along Dakshin Marg. The construction of the flyover and the underpass will help ease traffic congestion at the busiest junction of the city, having the highest concentration of vehicular traffic.

Flyover will help ease traffic congestion

The flyover project will start near the GMCH roundabout and cover Tribune Chowk along Dakshin Marg. The construction of the flyover and the underpass will help ease traffic congestion at the busiest junction of the city, having the highest concentration of vehicular traffic.

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