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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Work on new Zuari bridge in two-three months: PWD

PANJIM: The work on the new Zuari bridge would begin in next two-three months, PWD officials have said.
Madhya Pradesh-based Dilip Buildcon Limited, a leading private sector road-focused engineering procurement construction company, has won the contract to construct a 640-long, eight-lane cable-stayed bridge across the  Zuari River.
PWD Principal Chief Engineer (officiating) Uttam Parsekar told Herald that the work order for the project has been issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and it has already issued the work order to the contractors.
“The work on equipment mobilisation and soil testing has already begun,” he said.
He further stated that the contractors are now finalising the design, which should be completed in next two months.
“The actual work on the bridge should commence in about 2-3 months,” Parsekar said.
The project will entail the construction of a 640-metre-long, eight-lane cable-stayed bridge across the Zuari River and a 450-metre-long elevated approach road to it. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs 2,700 crore.

Herald Goa News

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