RVNL completes Road Under Bridge near Unkal Railway Station Yard in record time

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) executed construction work on the Unkal road underbridge near Unkal Railway Station Yard Hubballi Division of South Western Railway in a record time of 24 hours on 16.05.2021. Construction of Road Under Bridge No.245A at Unkal Station Yard in Hubballi commenced on  15.05.2021.

  • The work was initiated from 15.05.2021 and it was completed in 24 hours.
  • The underbridge was a long-pending demand of the public.
  • This underbridge will facilitate easy movement of road traffic between Sainagar, Unkal and other parts of the city.
  • The underbridge is 7.5 metres wide and has a height of 4.5 metres. And, it is 33 metres in length.
  • A mega line block was availed and 3000 cubic metre of earth was excavated.
  • As part of the work, 22 nos. of base slabs and 22 nos. of boxes will be inserted.
  • A mega line block was availed and 3000 cubic metre of earth was excavated on 15.05.2021.
  • 18 base slabs and 17 boxes were inserted.
  • A two-lane traffic will be facilitated through the underbridge.
  • 18 base slabs and 17 boxes were inserted utilising a mega line block during which 3,000 cubic metres of earth was excavated.
  • For execution of the work, two 400-tonne capacity cranes, five 200-tonne capacity earth excavators, three earth-movers, eight tippers and one road roller were used.
  • The work was completed in compliance with all COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Despite of Cyclonic climate and challenges posed by COVID pandemic, all these works were executed ina record time of 24 hours.

About RVNL:

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) was incorporated as a Public Sector Undertaking for the mandate to:

  • ​Undertake and execute successfully the project development, financing and implementation of projects related to rail infrastructure
  • Mobilize financial and human resources for project implementation
  • Ensure timely execution of projects with least cost escalation
  • Maintain a cost effective organizational set up
  • Encourage public private participation in rail related projects managed by RVNL
  • Be an infrastructure Project Execution Company committed to sustainable development and environment friendly construction practices of rail related projects in the country​
  • Acquire, purchase, license, concession or assign Rail infrastructure assets including contractual rights and obligation with the approval of MoR whenever required

Source: RVNL-Press Release | Image Credit (representational): MoR

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