*NH-415 WORK REVIEW* | Chandranagar Bridge to open partly, underpass completes 34 per cent

ITANAGAR, Mar 02: More than 34 per cent of the work on an underpass within the Chandranagar-Pappu Nallah stretch of NH-415 has been completed, officials said at the eighth review meeting for updating the progress of Package-A of the national highway covering 10.90 km.

The meeting was convened by chief secretary Naresh Kumar on Monday with all the stakeholders. Kumar, during the meeting, urged all concerned to expedite the remaining work for the project so that it is completed in time.

EE (Highway) Nani Tath said 34.50 per cent of the work on the underpass has been completed while one of the two lanes of the Chandranagar Bridge will be opened for commuters on March 6.

Work on the other lane will commence after the opening, he added.

Regarding the construction of a second bridge near the entrance of the office of the ICR deputy commissioner, Tath said that the construction of abutment along the left-hand side has been completed while the abutment along the right-hand side has been completed up to PCC level.

He also said that the work on the divider, parapet wall at Dree Ground and parapet wall at grade separator has been completed. Also, the work on junctions and BC work at Itanagar and Naharlagun is almost complete except for a few points.

The EE (Highway) further said that 100% work along the 40-metre drain work (opposite the DC’s office entrance) has been completed and the remaining 67-metre for the raft and wall is in progress.

EE (Electrical) Joram Lali said that all pole foundation works along the highway have been completed except at the entry point of the underpass and at the entry point of the DC’s office. He also said that the work on the bridge is completed except for two poles at Chandranagar Bridge.

He added that pole erection and furnishing of luminous is in progress and will be completed by March 15, and testing and commissioning will be done by March 20.

During the meeting, other miscellaneous issues such as construction of culvert outlet, repair of drain and divider, correction of drain wall, slope protection of Dree Ground culvert, shoulder/berm cleaning and clearing, etc., were also discussed in detail.

Later, the chief secretary directed Capital SP Jimmy Chiram to check unnecessary and haphazard openings on the dividers (median) which may cause traffic accidents. He also asked ADM Talo Potom to carry out joint inspection along with the team of PWD and T K Engineering to close those unnecessary openings.

He also directed the Itanagar Capital Region deputy commissioner Komkar Dulom, SP, and ADM to work out a plan for diversion of traffic in consultation with T K Engineering.

Kumar further suggested the beautification of IG Park junction complying with the standard MoRTH specifications. (DIPRO)

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