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Odisha: Tender floated for major bridge on Tel river

BHUBANESWAR: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has invited delicate for a major bridge on Tel river as part of the 289-km-long Khurda Road-Balangir new line challenge. Estimated price of the work is Rs 23 crore.

This rail line challenge used to be sanctioned in 1994-95 will connect western part of the state to coastal Odisha by way of Khordha, Nayagarh, Boudh, Sonepur and Balangir districts. This bridge is crossing the Tel river, a major tributary of the Mahanadi, near Sonepur town. Length of the bridge might be around one kilometer. It is the longest bridge of the new line challenge.

ECoR resources said the confluence of Tel and the Mahanadi is set 2.five km from the proposed bridge web page. During height flood, the proposed rail bridge may have numerous affect of Mahanadi because of merging of both the rivers in a very quick distance. It gets heavy go with the flow of water throughout rainy season or any flood situation. Keeping this thoughts, it is proposed to supply 17 spans of 45.70 meter every throughout building of the bridge, said the resources.

Soil investigation has been performed. Steel girders for this bridge being fabricated in Mughalsarai, railway engineering workshop, may have better quality keep an eye on. The bridge might be built inside two years. “Other rail line works might be performed concurrently with the bridge work,” said senior railway officer.

The Railways has sanctioned Rs 350 crore in the interim budget this 12 months for Khurda Road-Balangir new line challenge. Only 66 km between Khurda Road and Nayagarh stations from Khurda Road facet has been commissioned. It has additionally finished the first patch of 15 km from Balangir facet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi just lately flagged off a educate from Balangir facet.

The state executive has shaped a joint venture with the Ministry of Railways to carry out the challenge. It has set a target to complete the challenge by May 2021.

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