Mangaluru: After a delay of four-year, construction work for the demolished Road Over Bridge (RoB) located near the Bondel-Pachanady railway track has started.
Speaking to News Karnataka, Assistant Executive Engineer from Construction/South Railway Mangaluru, Ajith K.S said, “the cast for the bridge was made outside and this has to be lifted and placed over the track.” He said that the construction work would be completed within two to three weeks.
Ajith said that the construction work was held up due to the delay in approval of launching scheme of the girder from the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS).
It can be recalled here that the old RoB was demolished in 2018, as there was a plan of doubling the track, post which a new RoB would be built.
Vehicles had been forced to ply on a make-shift road, where a railway gate restricts the movement of traffic. Earlier, there was no disruption in the vehicular movement as there was an RoB to bypass the tracks.
News Karnataka has been following up on this story since 2018 (Pumpwell flyover done, now ‘Pachanady Bale’ as work on RoB stalled since two years!) and have spoken to the authorties regarding the inconvenience caused to the public.
Even though some of the construction work had started, it got stalled due to several reasons and finally the work has been resumed.