Twin-box RUB likely to be ready in by February

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2018 11:20:18


Staff Reporter,


THE much awaited twin-box Railway Under-Bridge (RUB) at Nehru Nagar railway-level crossing area in Bhilai is likely to be completed by February end. The authorities from South Eastern Central Railway (SECR), Bhilai asserted that with completion of box pushing works by railway by February month, the Public Work Department (Bridge Division) would undertake construction work for approach roads at both the sides of RUB and in the course it would be dedicated to public.

According to information, the twin-box railway under-bridge construction is progressing at a fast pace at Nehru Nagar, Bhilai railway crossing area. With completion of casting of four boxes the railway authorities have already initiated measures for box pushing at the site.
It would be a two-way RUB in the area for facilitating the safe vehicular traffic through this specially engineered under-bridge.

The ever mounting vehicular traffic pressure at Nehru Nagar railway crossing in the twin city of Bhilai and Durg would be decreased to a great extent with the opening of RUB for the public. The sources said that the twin box RUB in the location is being constructed with the estimated cost of over Rs 3.99 crore. As part of construction four boxes have been cast with total width 13.65 meters and collective length 36 meters; and it would be 5.05 in height. The casting of boxes was completed with strict compliance to design and drawing along with other specifications.

The pushing of boxes would be undertaken in close supervision of SECR authorities. And, after box pushing the construction of approach roads at both the sides would soon be undertaken by Public Work Department (Bridge Division), Rajnandgaon. The approach road with the estimated cost of over Rs 5.93 crore would be with divider leading to under-bridge from main lanes at both the sides, including that of Nehru Nagar and BSP Township side. The estimated cost also included all features viz. construction of retaining walls at both of sides, sump-well, traffic signals etc. The approach roads at both sides would be concrete cement road and with the width of 14 meters and it would be 237.6 meters in length.

Talking to the newspaper, A K Meshram, Additional Divisional Railway Manager (ADRM) of Raipur Division of SECR informed that the box pushing works at the RUB site would be undertaken with iron-reinforcement works. He added that during box pussing the speed limit for the train traffic through the location would be around 40 as it could be varied as per the technical specifications.