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‘No cracks in Bahaddarhat flyover, but joint foam damaged’

Published : 02 Nov 2021 09:50 PM | Updated : 03 Nov 2021 01:48 PM

There are no cracks in the Bahaddarhat flyover, it seems, as the foam of the construction joint is damaged, said the investigation committee formed by the Chattogram City Corporation.  After inspecting the flyover on Tuesday morning, they advised to avoid heavy traffic by leaving it open for vehicles.

The investigation team consisted of Prof. Dr. Abdur Rahman, Chattogram University of Engineering and Technology, Md Hafizur Rahman, Superintendent of Roads and Urban Development Department and a delegation of Chattogram City Corporation.

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Earlier on October 29, after inspecting the MA Mannan flyover at Bahaddarhat in the city, the expert team claimed that it was not cracked but could not be convinced.  Avoiding the involvement of Chattogram City Corporation and Chattogram Development Authority in the investigation, it was decided to conduct an impartial investigation through the representatives of the two organizations.

Pictures of the crack on the ramp attached to the Kalughat-bound Arakan road on the Bahaddarhat MA Mannan flyover on Monday, October 25, spread through social media.  When the panic spread, Chattogram City Corporation and CMP decided to stop the traffic on the same night.  Traffic on the ramp has been closed since 11 pm that day.  Chattogram City Corporation Mayor Rezaul Karim Chowdhury and Chief Engineer Rafiqul Islam visited the site on Tuesday morning and pointed out the construction defect as the cause of the crack.

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