Ring Road in Poor Condition: Problem Worsens
3 Mars 2014 - lexpress.mu
Cracked and ripped the Ring Road plunges over days. And degradation has accelerated since the collapse Thursday night, the retaining wall retained by concrete slabs.
A trail inside the stables of Domaine Les Pailles, express has seen first hand yesterday, Sunday, March 2, that the foundation of the damaged part of the Ring Road shifted in many places. The base leaves ripped hitting rubble, but also a significant amount of red soil on fallow land overlooking the stables of Domaine Les Pailles.
While locals are aware of the collapse of the retaining wall Thursday, it seems that the consortium Rehm-Grinaker/Colas already knew the fate of the base. A security cordon was placed at the foot of the wall, and he did not start yesterday. " But the engineers have given the guarantee that landslides, if they continue not reach homes, except for a portion of land from the stables of Domaine Les Straws "reassures does one side of Public Infrastructure.
Yesterday, lexpress also found that guys Water Resources Co. Ltd, a firm retained by Rehm-Grinaker/Colas early February to sample the foundation for analysis, have already packed up. The report by the consortium should establish the causes of the damage of Ring Road , it is still pending two weeks after the appearance of cracks on the road.
But the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said already hold elements that involve the consortium Rehm-Grinaker/Colas. " Full responsibility of the consortium said. We are absolutely sure of our position , "said a source from Public Infrastructure. These statements are consistent with those of the Minister Anil Bachoo, which has more than once said that Rehm-Grinaker/Colas will incur the cost of repairing the new road.
Asked by express, Anwar Ramdin, Managing Director of Rehm-Grinaker, said he is not on the same wave length as the Minister with regard additional costs incurred to repair the circular road. "We can not be agree as we do not have the report with all data professionals in hand, determine the cause of the cracks, " he says.
Egyptian consultants retained by the State for the construction of the Ring Road land, they, in Mauritius on Monday March 3. Their report is expected by Friday.