Slope protection wall at Ottinene partially caves

Source: DHNS | By Mohammed Ismail | Published on 13th June 2018, 10:31 AM | Coastal News | Don't Miss |

Byndoor:  Heavy rains in the last few days have damaged slope protection wall built to prevent caving in of hillock on Baindoor-Shiroor stretch.

The concrete wall has been opened up from the bottom indicating a possibility of caving in of the hillock.

The contractor IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd (IRBIDL) had initiated the work on slope protection wall to prevent any eventualities during the monsoon.

The hillock has been converted into the slope and a layer of concrete has been used against the slope. The rods and mesh have also been used on the hillock to prevent it from sliding. The protection wall was constructed on a limited stretch.

Part of the western side and eastern side have not been covered with the slope protection wall. The soft soil gets mixed with water that flows from the hillock.

A vehicle driver Krishna Devadiga said: “If the soil continues to cave in, then it will affect the movement of vehicles.”

IRBIDL Project Manager Yogendrappa said: “Labours and machinery are in place in case of any eventuality.”

He added:“The collapse of the protection wall from the bottom will not harm the project. Sandbags have been placed to check further caving in. In addition, an Australia-based grass is being grown on the hillock. It has the ability to withstand unfavourable conditions and prevents erosion of the soil.”

 

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