Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, June 10 : Road construction department (RCD) is planning to set up a flyover over the old bridge on Barodaghat-Tatanagar station road in Bagberato address traffic woes up after the railway’s objection in constructing a new bridge on that stretch.
RCD authority is planning construction of a flyover at the spot on two kms-long Barodaghat-Tatanagar station road. RCD’s executive engineer (Advance Planning) WQ Faridirecently visited the project site at Bagbera.
Revealing about the development, Faridi said railway has objected not to touch the three water pipeline that have passed along the existing bridge, there seems to be one option left and that is constructing a flyover.
“As per our understanding constructing a flyover is need of the hour. Though it will need extra expense. We are planning a flyover so meet the traffic issues. We design it, but a final decision is yet to be taken shortly by the engineers-in-chief Rasbehari Singh,” said Faridi.
The two-kms long Barodaghat-Tatanagar Station Road which connects densely-populated Barodaghat area with Jugsalai, Railway station and other localities are hit by traffic chaos reconstruction of a small bridge in the middle of the road has remained incomplete due to objection by the railway.
According to information three pipelines passes through the existing bridge and the RCD wanted to reconstruct the bridge by raising its height by 15 metres, bringing its level to the newly-constructed road. But, the railways put a hold on the bridge construction work as they apprehend that the pipelines which draw water from Kharkai river to a railway filtration plant for water supply in Tatanagar station and about 4,000 railway residential quarters may be affected.
An official of Tatanagar railway said RCD wanted to get the old bridge buried under 15 meters soil and if it is done, then the railway pipelines that pass just beside the bridge will also get covered up. Any problem in the pipeline if takes place in future then its repairing will be impossible.