Hindon elevated road: Tests to check safety, load bearing capacity completed
The road, which will connect UP Gate to Raj Nagar Extension, will be inaugurated this month; the 10.3km-road has the strength to bear about 100 tonnes of weightnoida Updated: Jan 16, 2018 17:31 IST
The Ghaziabad development authority has completed the safety test and load bearing checks for the 10.3km Hindon elevated road, to operate from this month.
The tests were completed by the authority for the elevated road constructed at a cost of nearly ₹1,147 crore.
According to the authority officials, the load bearing strength of the elevated road is 100 tonnes while the authority officials checked the capacity putting on three times the load.
“For the purpose, we roped in trucks with special loads and a load of nearly 300 metric tonnes was put to check the strength of the newly constructed road. The load test with 300 metric tonnes was conducted at Kanawani, UP gate and near Vasundhara,” said SK Jain, project in-charge.
He said the different segments of the road were also put to ‘non destructive tests’ which were conducted successfully. The elevated road is constructed on 228 pillars apart from the ground surface near Raj Nagar Extension. The road is joined by nearly 3,497 pre-cast segments which have been attached to form the road structure for vehicle movement.
“Each segment of the road was checked for quality and concrete stability and no issues were detected. The tests went on for nearly two months and have been passed successfully. Apart from this, we have put up signages and have limited the speed to 80 kmph against the designed speed of 100 kmph. The vehicles should limit the speed maximum to 80 kmph while commuting on the road,” Jain said.
As part of the other road safety features, the authority has got installed road studs and cat eye features which will indicate commuters about the elevation and also the directions on the road. The two features will act as blinkers and will guide the commuters through the 10.3km distance from Raj Nagar Extension to UP gate.
Once the elevated road will be thrown open to public this month, the commuters from Ghaziabad will be able to reach Delhi within 15 minutes and can further connect to phase-I of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (DME) project which is also nearing completion.
The phase 1 of the DME will connect commuters signal free from UP gate to Akshardham.