BMC Issues Tenders To Repair N S Patkar Marg and the Malabar Hill Vicinity

BMC Issues Tenders To Repair N S Patkar Marg and the Malabar Hill Vicinity

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued tenders to appoint contractors for the repairing of N S Patkar Marg as well as the stabilisation of a portion of the Malabar Hill road. The two roads recently collapsed as a result of the landslides in the region, causing traffic delays among other issues.

The BMC has said that this project will cost INR 47.29 crores while it is expected to be completed in under six months after the contractor has been hired. 

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Civic officials have said that the primary objective here is to ensure soil stabilisation of the hill slopes using soil nailing methods. “Soil nailing refers to the installation of nails into the excavated slope by grouting in pre-drilled holes. It will strengthen the slope as a huge portion of hill has collapsed on N S Patkar Road. This technique will help in holding the soil and prevent further landslides,” an official from the BMC’s roads department said.

Following heavy rainfall on the 6th of August at Doongerwadi near Malabar Hill, a stretch on the B G Kher Road as well as N S Patkar Road were closed. Civic officials said that the repair works will also include reconstruction of 550m of Patkar Road.  

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Unfortunately, B G Kher Road (Ridge Road) will remain shut for another six months as per the officials. It is said that work on this road will be undertaken only after the region has stabilized from the landslide.

“The work on Ridge Road will take place after rejuvenation of the collapsed hill slope is completed. We are hoping to start the work on Ridge Road by next year”, an unnamed official from the department said.

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