Which new bridge is the most dangerous?
On December 14, 2017, the Maharashtra government had announced the construction of a three-lane bridge in the state’s central valley, which will connect the Kaveri district with the national highway at the Aditya Bagh railway station.
The bridge will be the first major construction project of the Modi government, which is looking to create a new national bridge network and improve connectivity to the state.
But the bridge’s safety record has been widely criticised.
While construction was going on, the government was also planning to construct a high-speed rail link to Andheri, where construction was already under way.
But in the months leading up to the completion of the bridge, several deaths, injuries and property damage were reported.
The construction of the new bridge has been delayed, which has made safety issues even more pressing.
The Maharashtra government has proposed a new design of the existing Kaverim-Hudgam highway, which it hopes will ease congestion on the highway.
However, according to the World Bank, the construction and operation of the highway could cost between $6 billion and $12 billion, and it is unclear how it will be funded.
“The new bridge will significantly increase traffic in the central valley.
This is especially true in Kaveril and Thane, where the Kavli river is diverted from its usual route and intersects with the highway,” said the World Trade Organisation.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has also been blamed for the construction delays and loss of life in Kavil.
The NHAI, however, said that it has done all it could to alleviate the impact of construction on the road, and that it will ensure that construction does not take longer than expected.
“All efforts are being made to ensure that the construction work on the bridge goes smoothly,” the NHA I said in a statement on Monday.
However the construction project is already running ahead, and the NhaI is facing a backlog of more than 2,000 bridges in the country.
A major problem is the high number of construction workers in the valley, where a high percentage of the workers are not trained in engineering and construction techniques.
“We are facing a shortage of engineers.
There are also concerns that the government is not keeping track of the number of labourers in the region, especially in Kavanahalli, where about 75 per cent of the workforce is not registered in any of the labour recruitment agencies,” said Manish Pandey, the regional head of the Centre for Development Studies, University of Mumbai.
“Even after the construction is completed, we are facing an acute shortage of labourer in Kannur, especially during construction.
We are working hard to get the construction jobs and have managed to get almost 10,000 jobs for the state in the last six months,” Pandey said.
“But the number is still much lower than what we would like.
We want to build a bridge to connect the city of Kavili to Kaveripur.
But this will require around a third of the construction workers, and even that will be more than what they are able to get,” he added.
In Kavali, an area which has witnessed the worst-affected construction, construction work has been suspended for the last three months.
“Construction work on a road linking the city and the Kavanamur village has been stopped in the past two months due to the high traffic in Kambashet district,” Kavila district commissioner, Kavileeram, Nimal Chaitanya, told The Hindu.
However construction work will resume this week.
“In Kavalyam, we have started constructing the Kavi Bridge.
The project will be completed by this week,” Chaitany said.
A large number of workers were also affected by construction delays, with around 3,000 workers and their families affected.
“Some of the work that was supposed to be done in the next three months is yet to be completed.
As a result, we face a shortage in manpower in the Kambal Valley,” Chahil, a construction worker, said.
The workers have also been told to stop all their work until they can be rehired.