Currently furious SWD refurbishing activity is going on in HAL III stage area. It consists mainly of providing uniform RCC slab covers at suitable height in relation to that of the road center.
Picture -1. A typical road corner 90 degree SWD junction which existed earlier is shown above.
Picture 2 one more example
In the process, granite slab covers where ever exiting, are taken out and broken in to manageable pieces to facilitate easy transport to crushing factories.
Picture 3 – Example of Original Granite slabs along with those broken
Picture 4 Crushed Stone pellets from quarry
Invariably we residents have granite slabs covering the SWDs in front of our entry gates. These are being taken out for clearing loads of accumulated mud in the drain. They are then assembled back to the Original condition
Picture 5 – Clearing of loads of mud accumulated in front of a typical gate
The contractor has no specific provision for water. Hence the workers do take water from the residential houses for drinking and mixing cement concrete regularly. There is no concrete curing as such in existence. Few residents like my self do the curing at our site boundary.
Picture 6 – An SWD covered by short RCC slabs.
Notice the RCC slabs are of short width, thus making an extra unwanted step. I called up Mr. Vijay Kumar the husband of the corporater Sumitra Vijay Kumar. He promised to inform the contractor. It was around 8PM when this happened. I was pleasantly surprised to find the correct size slabs arriving early morning!
Picture 7 – The SWD covered by Long RCC slabs.
Picture – 8 preparing for laying the foot path tiles