Central Railway has decided to open Gurdwara Road under Bridge in Nagpur yard between Godhni and Nagpur Railway stations of Nagpur Division.
There was an existing old steel girder bridge. Due to its age and condition immediate replacement of steel girders by PSC Slab has been planned and executed. For the same strengthening of the existing substructure by jacketing of abutments and wing walls is also carried out. Road traffic was stopped in the month of October 2020 from a safety point of view.
Team of Nagpur Division, processed the approvals of drawings, necessary sanctions and executed the field work on topmost priority. Amid complete lockdown conditions in Nagpur, by taking all necessary sanctions from Local Authorities and maintaining Covid Protocols, four blocks were executed in the Month of May on dated 10th, 17th, 23rd & 28th May.
The maintenance and rehabilitation work of structure has been completed and road shall be opened for light vehicular road traffic from 01.06.2021for light vehicle only Heavy vehicles such as Truck, Bus, Cranes are not permitted to go under this bridge.
For heavy vehicle people can use alternate Road i.e. Mangalwari Fly Over Bridge.
Following benefits have been achieved by replacing girder with slab:
1. Safety of track and structure has been improved.
2. Life of structure has been enhanced.
3. Existing track geometry has been improved.
4. Maintenance efforts have been reduced.
5. The general public complaint of overhead droppings from trains to vehicular traffic shall be permanently eliminated.
With opening of Gurdwara Road under Bridge people going towards Kamptee will be benefitted