Railway overbridge construction site in Jaora
Railway overbridge construction site in Jaora

Jaora (Ratlam district, Madhya Pradesh): Madhya Pradesh Rajya Setu Nirman Nigam Limited (MPRSNN) sub-divisional officer RP Gupta on Friday briefed about ongoing construction of railway overbridge (ROB) connecting Police Station Road to Chaupati Road on the other side.

Gupta talked about the structural design to ease traffic congestion on the much needed ROB in the area and said that due to less space, there will be a curve on the track. But as bridge width is more, it will help to solve traffic problem as well as curve on the bridge.

Width of approach road to bridge will be 8.4 metres and it will be constructed by MPRSNN, while the centre portion above the railway track will be constructed by railways and it will be 12-metre wide.

The central government will give full amount for overbridge being built at railway crossing in the city on the condition that it should be ready by March 2022.

Earlier, the state government had sanctioned Rs 35.29 crore for this. However, after the tender, the estimate of bridge was revised and with this, the cost of the bridge on one side will increase by Rs 2 crore. There have changes in the bridge design too. The biggest feature will be the turn on the railway track. Pillars will be raised to form crossing at Chowpatty Road Antia intersection.

The railways will make 72 metres above the railway track while the remaining part including the approach road on both sides is being built by MPRSNN. The railways have not started the work yet but Setu Nigam has almost completed the work on Thana Road side.

At present, construction of pillars is underway at Chowpatty Road. Here, the pillars made between intersection of Antia near the gate are not lined up but positioned diagonally, which has prompted residents to ask reason for it.

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