Two Maha-Metro engineers suspended

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 3 September 2018

As per Maha-Metro officials, honeycombing was observed in the concrete surface after removal of shuttering of one of its  piers. This is observed in the bottom 2.4m portion of the pillar work.

PUNE: Maha-Metro has suspended two engineers for poor quality of supervision during the ongoing concretising work of one pier after an incident of honeycombing was reported in the pier in Kasarwadi area on Pimpri-Swargate corridor of the metro on Saturday. 

The quality expert of Maha-Metro has initiated an inquiry into the incident. 

As per Maha-Metro officials, honeycombing was observed in the concrete surface after removal of shuttering of one of its  piers. This is observed in the bottom 2.4m portion of the pillar work. The repairs and  rehabilitation  process is being finalised by Maha-Metro under the guidance of RCC structural expert  and experts from FOSROC,  a  reputed  organisation in the field of  concrete repairs and construction chemicals. 

Non-destructive testing method of Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Test and Rebound Hammer Test will be used and concrete core testing will be carried out through independent agency after repairs are done to assess the soundness of repaired  concrete. After the repaired concrete is found to be of acceptable strength, it will be accepted by Maha-Metro.

Speaking on the issue Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director, Maha-Metro said continuous monitoring by safety team of Maha-Metro and GC has helped to identify the problem the very next day.

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