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Monday, August 29, 2016

Prep work begins for new Zuari bridge at Verna

PANAJI: Preparatory work for construction of the new eight-lane Zuari bridge has begun on ground at Verna, with construction of sheds for workers and other support structures commencing. Officials said that construction work of the actual bridge is expected to begin in October, as soon as the monsoon recedes from Goa.

Bhopal-based firm Dilip Buildcon Limited (DBL) has bagged the contract for construction of the new Zuari bridge as well as the approach roads on either side of the bridge. The entire project is estimated to be built at a cost of over 2,500 crore.
While the cable-stay Zuari bridge will be eight-laned, its approach roads will taper into four-laned ones on either sides. The approach roads will stretch up to Siridao on one side and upto Verna industrial estate on the other.
Official sources said that DBL has completed the work of soil testing for the new bridge. Soil investigation at the site of construction of the bridge was carried out to determine where the columns of the bridge will be located.
As per the conditions of the ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH), DBL will have to complete construction of the bridge within a period of three years and will be responsible for the maintenance of the bridge for a period of eight years.
Work on construction of the bridge and approach roads will be carried out simultaneously.
The new bridge will be constructed by DBL in a joint venture with Ukrainian company Mostobudivelnyi Zahin Limited. The eight-lane cable stay-bridge across River Zuari will 640m long.

TOI Goa News

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