BHUBANESWAR, NOV 25
East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Tuesday signed an MoU with Engineering Projects (India) Limited (EPIL) for construction of seven Road Over Bridges (ROBs) in Odisha at a cost of Rs 303.36 crore to enhance safety of train operations and hassle-free movement of rail and road traffic.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is part of ECoR’s commitment to ensuring safety of both passengers and rail users. ROBs, Road Under Bridges (RUBs) and Limited Height Subways are being constructed by abolishing Level Crossing Gates to achieve the goal of safety, it said in a statement.
The seven ROBs are proposed to be constructed between between Dhanmandal-Brahmapur Railway Stations on Bhadrak-Palasa section of Khurda Road Division in Howrah-Chennai main line.
The MoU was signed to one party on composite contract basis at the estimated cost of Rs 303.36 crore. Biswajit Biswas, Executive Director, EPIL signed the MoU with Brijesh Mishra, Chief Engineer (Road Safety Works) of ECoR in presence of Narottam Singh Uikey, Principal Chief Engineer of ECoR.
The ROBs scheduled to be constructed are between between Gopalpur Balikuda-Barang Stations, Dhanmandal-Byree Stations, Khurda Road-Kaipadar Road Stations, Ganjam-Chhatrapur Stations, Chhatrapur-Jagannathapur Stations, Jagannathapur-Brahmapur Stations and Jagannathapur-Brahmapur Stations over Khurda Road Division.
The work for these ROBs has been assigned to EPIL by Railway Board; and EPIL will be paid management fee at 4.21 per cent over the project cost.
Modality for execution and standard MoU was finalised at the level of Railway Board and work specific MoU was to be signed at the level of ECoR, in consultation with EPIL, the statement said.