Incident at under construction Dwarka Expressway Package-1

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Under erection span P8-P9 of the flyover, which is part of Shiv Murti interchange on Dwarka Expressway, toppled around 9.30 AM on 14.06.2023. Team of NHAI officers, Authority Engineer and Bridge Experts immediately rushed to the site.

As per initial reports, the span was being erected and it was reportedly resting on temporary stools and hydraulic jacks.

The span was pre-stressed on 2nd June 2023. The work on this flyover commenced with traffic diversion of NH-48 on 18.03.2023 for a period of 90 days. In this duration, 13 no. of spans were erected.

As per site reports, prima facie it appears to be a case of mechanical failure as structural elements of superstructure and substructure are in sound condition.

To ascertain the reasons of incident, a three Member team of Bridge Experts has been constituted. Two Members of the team are already inspecting the site and the third Member will reach the site tomorrow morning. The committee would examine all issues in detail and submit report in four weeks.

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