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After ₹109-cr work order to Ranjit Construction, AMC to inquire if GDCR norms were violated

Updated: Jul 10th, 2024

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A controversy is brewing over the construction of an overbridge at the Panjrapol junction.

As per the General Development Control Regulation (GDCR), the length of the road should be 300m and width 9m, which has now been reduced to 5.25m.

After the allotment of the ₹109 crore work order, now the Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner M Thennarasan and Standing Committee Chairperson Devang Dani have ordered a probe to find out if GDCR norms were followed in the construction of the bridge.

The work order of the bridge has been given to Ranjit Construction. 

The four-lane flyover on Panjrapol was approved by the Standing Committee on March 7, 2024.

However, as the road narrows from 15m to 5m, the traffic situation is expected to become chaotic.

“When constructing a bridge, GDCR norms are not followed, but IRC (Indian Road Congress) designs and planning are followed. Whether the service road will shrink due to the construction of a flyover at Panjarapol junction can only be said after the discussion,” said the AMC commissioner.

Dani said that if the service roads under the bridge are narrowed, GDCR norms will be referred to for a solution. Road Committee Chairperson Jayesh Patel said that GDCR norms shouldn’t be followed in bridge construction. Patel said that a 5m service road would be constructed under the flyover which will allow a heavy truck to pass through it.

City Engineer Harpalsinh Zala said that the Panjrapol junction flyover’s design and planning are appropriate.

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