The public works department (PWD) will carry out 'load testing' on three flyover projects — Raja Ram Kohli Marg, Naraina and Ghazipur — some time later this month.
The three flyovers were constructed before the Commonwealth Games and concrete samples lifted by the chief technical examiner office (CTEO) of the central vigilance commission (CVC) had later failed. "Load testing has to be done under the supervision of the Indian Institute of Technology. The CTEO is likely to write to the IIT next week. We will then discuss it with the IIT and carry out the exercise," PWD director (works) Sudhir Kumar said.
He, however, added that load testing is not required to be carried out on the Barapulah elevated road. "The CTEO has also dropped most of the paras of objections on these three flyovers, the Ring Road bypass project, Barapullah elevated road project and the streetlight works, after getting convinced by the replied we had sent."
Apart from the CVC, the CBI and the Comptroller and Auditor General office are also probing into various projects taken up by the PWD during the Games.
Briefing the media on new projects being taken up by the PWD after the CWG, Kumar said the focus has now shifted on the BRT corridors. "We are getting the detailed project report (DPR) on seven BRT corridors. The technical and financial bid for the DPR on Narela-Azadpur corridor has already been called.
Accepting that there are several pedestrian bridges that should have been completed before the Games but got delayed, PWD engineers said they have put the project on fast track. Bridges, including the one near Hasanpur depot and Road no. 56 in east Delhi, will also be completed in a month, he added.
For better maintenance of roads, flyovers and bridges constructed during the Games, the PWD has strengthened its team and created a new maintenance zone, Kumar said.