A review meeting has been held by Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) Chairman Dronamraju Srinivas Rao and Metropolitan Commissioner P. Koteswara Rao IAS on the work progress of NAD flyover. They instructed the company to quicken the work and to complete it by December. The bidder for the project is Vijay Nirman Company Pvt Ltd.
A representative of the company illuminated that the upper rotary from Airport to NSTL side is completed. While the upper rotary on the Gopalapatnam will be completed by August 15, whereas the upper rotary on Marripalem side will be done by October 15. They were given timeline to complete the lower rotary work by December 2020.
Delay in the work has occurred due to traffic diversion issues, scarcity of sand, transport strikes, change in designs of the project and lockdown restrictions etc. Dronamraju Srinivas Rao said that the, contractor has completed 60 percent of the physical components and achieved 55 percent of financial progress.
The bidder still have to get the permission from the Railway Authorities for the proposed rail-over-bridge. The designs of the flyover are modified after the launch of works as they received suggestions from NIT- Warangal.
Inputs By: Praveena