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PWD to build RCC retaining walls at three places at Chamundi Hill

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Ajit M K

Mysuru: Heavy rain in the recent days that caused the collapse of retaining wall at Chamundi Hill has put the PWD engineers on their toes.

The engineers have assessed the damage at three places including the road connecting Nandi Statue to Dalhousie View Point.

The mud wall at this stretch has collapsed up to 15 metres to the depth of seven metres.

Raju AEE at PWD told Mysoorunews.com “Following the rains on October 22, the retaining walls at parts have collapsed. Our structural engineers have decided to build the concrete wall to prevent further damages. The works will be launched today and will be completed within 15 days. Another round of inspection will be conducted to assess the damages”.

Senior Geologist M Somashekar said “Continuous flow of rain water has weakened the structure of soil that led to the collapse of wall”.

To avoid the influx of tourists towards the damaged structure, K R Police have been deployed near the view point. They are diverting the vehicles towards other side.

District minister V Somanna will be inspecting the damages at Chamundi Hill on October 24 at 12 noon during his inspection tour of flood hit areas in Mysuru and Kodagu districts.

– Team Mysoorunews

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