Bengaluru: Repair work on Sumanahalli flyover to begin soon
BBMP will start repairing the Sumanahalli flyover by November 9, much to the relief of commuters. A part of Sumanahalli flyover had collapsed last week
Bengaluru: Repair work on Bengaluru’s Sumanahalli flyover will commence on Saturday (November 9), and the authorities are using imported cement to fix the collapsed concrete slab on the flyover.
Technical team from Civil-Ed Technoclinic are inspecting the flyover to ascertain whether substandard work had led to the collapse of a part of the Sumanahalli Bridge on the Outer Ring Road (ORR).
According to reports, the repair work will start on Saturday after the technical team submitted its report. Civil-Ed’s technical team started its inspection on Monday and submitted its interim report on Thursday (November 7).
Based on the report, the technical team will present a plan to rectify the collapsed part of the flyover and fix it using imported cement. A part of the report stated the flyover’s iron pillars had rusted.
After a part of the collapsed flyover is repaired, no vehicle can ply on the flyover for 48 hours. After a period of two days, the technical team will yet again inspect the repair work on the flyover and see if vehicles can ply on it.
The technical team from Civil-Ed will inspect not just the collapsed part of the flyover but also the entire flyover and submit a report on the quality of it.
Also, the team is inspecting potholes on the Nagarabhavi-Gorguntepalya stretch using drones and advanced technologies. All these reports will later be submitted to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Civil-Ed’s head Mohan Kumar has said that the entire process would take up to 20 days from now.
A gaping hole was formed on Sumanahalli flyover on last Friday (November 2), and the substandard work exposed the iron framework as soon as the bridge started crumbling and the debris fell on the service road below.
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The BBMP officials rushed to the spot as soon as police informed them and inspected the crater. Soon traffic was diverted which led to commuters and motorists fuming.