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Sion flyover’s preliminary work begins

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 9, 2019, 4:25 am IST
Updated : May 9, 2019, 4:25 am IST

MSRDC had decided to start the work from April 20, asking for three months to complete the same.

Representational picture of Sion flyover
 Representational picture of Sion flyover

Mumbai: Preliminary work for the Sion flyover has started Monday, with measurement of the shock absorber bearing currently underway. This assumes significance as the present bearings had been bought from three different companies.

The measurement work will take a couple of days after which the actual work will start, during which time the flyover will be closed to traffic.

 

A total 126 bearings will be replaced, and care will be taken this time to procure all 126 shock absorber bearings from the same supplier.

“The present shock absorber bearings used in the Sion flyover have been bought from three different companies so they require proper measurement to be taken,” said one of the workers.

“To reach the bearings up there is quite challenging. The measurement has to be very accurate and we have to stretch ourselves to measure the bearings,” he added.

The traffic police is supporting the measurement work.

According to an officer from the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), the order has been placed a being manufactured.

 

MSRDC had decided to start the work from April 20, asking for three months to complete the same.

After getting permission from the traffic police, it has decided to finish the work within two months. As the work did not start in April due to the LS polls in the city, MSRDC has decided to finish the work within one month as the monsoon is expected to hit the city next month. Officials are now planning to get the work done in a month’s time.

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