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Construction : Web Exclusive | May 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Work on new railway overbridge at BC Road begins

In Karnataka's Bantwal area, work on the new railway overbridge adjacent to the old over-bridge has finally kicked off. the 50-year old railway over-bridge located on the national highway in BC Road is in dilapidated condition, posing threat to passersby.

The railway overbridge which helps to connect BC Road-Bangalore and BC Road-Kadur national highway, has been damaged and the concrete slabs put on both sides of the bridge for pedestrians to walk have collapsed. All the four pillars of the over-bridge are so weak that they may collapse anytime. It is also causing traffic inconvenience, leading to traffic blockades very often.

It could be recalled that a boy from the same village had fallen from the pit in the middle of the concrete slabs, into the railway track last year. The incident had invited wrath of the general public against the railway department and national highways. Now, the situation has worsened and the bridge is filled with pits on both the sides. It is also causing an extra burden on the city police who are forced to stay at the railway over-bridge managing the traffic.

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