Mumbai: MSRDC to replace damaged expansion joints of Elphinstone and Fergusson flyovers
Mumbai: MSRDC to replace damaged expansion joints of Elphinstone and Fergusson flyovers

Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is looking for an agency to repair Elphinstone and Fergusson flyovers. The said flyover repair work is projected to be completed in two months time period from the date of awarding of contract to the selected agency. The job involves replacing existing damage strip seal of expansion joints of these flyovers. The project cost is amounting to Rs 71.53 lakh.

The interested agencies can submit bids till April 20th up to 3pm. One can buy document at a cost of Rs 5,900 and make an earnest money deposit of about Rs 71,000. However, participating agencies should have prior experience in similar work of replacing damage strip seal of expansion joints/construction of new flyovers/bridges with strip expansion joints costing not less than the Rs. 21.46 lakh in the last five years. Besides, the company should have at least Rs 53.65 lakh average turnover to become eligible for carrying out the work of Elphinstone and Fergusson flyovers, explained MSRDC.

Interestingly, the MSRDC while carrying out similar type of repair work of Mumbai's Sion flyover had to face a lot of difficulties. The said flyover work reportedly was delayed for a very long time due to its unique flyover bearing designs and the then construction work of Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) Chunabhatti connector.

Meanwhile, officials believe the two flyovers-- Elphinstone and Fergusson repair works may face some complications due to the prevailing pandemic situation.

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