PROJECTS

The main activity of the wing is to construct Railway Over Bridges and Railway Under Bridges in lieu of existing level crossings in coordination with the Railways on a cost sharing basis under the Railway Works Programme. Major river bridges, Ring roads and Junction improvement works are also carried out by this wing.

It functions under the control of a Chief Engineer with four Circles and eleven Divisions:

Functions:

  • Road Over and Under Bridges at Railway level crossings under Railway Works Programme
  • Formation of Ring Roads and Radial Roads.
  • Formation of Sugarcane Roads with Sugar Cess fund
  • Major Bridge works with State funds and NABARD assistance

Schemes being implemented:

Railway Works Programme:

Under the Railway Works Programme, 130 spillover works were taken up in 2012-2013 by all the wings. Of which, 89 works were taken up by the Projects wing at a cost of Rs.2329.13 Crore.

In 2012-2013, 14 works have been completed at a cost of Rs.263.48 Crore and 29 works are in progress for a value of Rs.753.56 Crore. The remaining works are in various stages of pre-construction.

In the year 2012-2013, the Government have accorded administrative sanction for Rs.100.90 Crore to carry out preliminary works such as Land Acquisition, shifting of Service Utilities and investigation for 12 ROBs/RUBs which are in progress

On completion of land acquisition, administrative sanction will be accorded in 2013-2014 for carrying out main bridge works.

During 2012-2013, an expenditure of Rs.303.11 Crore was incurred under this scheme.

A provision of Rs.694.62 Crore has been made for this scheme for the year 2013-2014.

Erode Outer Ring Road

With a view to minimise the heavy traffic congestion in Erode Town and to have a free flow of traffic, Government have accorded sanction for Rs. 22 Crore towards land acquisition for the formation of a ring road from Kokkarayanpettai to Thindal to a length of 14.80 km. Land Acquistion has been completed in the stretch from Km 0/0 to 7/6 and in the remaining stretch from Km 7/6 to 14/8, it is in progress.

In Phase I, the work of formation of the outer ring road from km 0/0 to 2/2 including construction of a high level bridge across Cauvery River to a value of Rs.14 Crore has been taken up as spillover work in 2012-2013 and is in progress.

In phase II, the stretch from km 2/2 to 7/6 to a value of Rs.12 Crore has been takenup as spillover work in 2012-2013 and is in progress.

After completion of Land Acquistion in the stretch Km 7/6 -14/8, work will be takenup during 2013-2014.

Erode Government Hospital Junction Improvement

The work on improvements to the junction of the Erode –Perundurai – Kangeyam road near the Government Hospital including Land Acquisition to a value of Rs.11 Crore has been taken up as a spillover work in 2012-2013 and the Land Acquisition is in progress. The improvement to junction will be taken up in 2013-2014.