By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: Infrastructures, is very heavy and so it cannot be disturbed , so to eliminate level crossing,Road Under Bridge (R.U.B) are required to be provided under earth embankment for crossing of Road traffic, railway traffic across the level crossing of Railway line, etc. The under Bridges are also require d in urban area where the busy Business location streets crossing to Railway lines etc The major problem faced after the construction of R.U.B is water logging during rainy season and its prolonged impacts. So toeliminate the problem of water logging and to give the necessary remedies detail study was conducted and the concept of rain water harvesting is implemented by collecting water from the road surface. Rain water harvesting in RUB A way to tackle the water logging problem as well as the ever decreasing levels of ground water could be rain water harvesting, a technology that has been used Rainwater harvesting is a technology used for collecting and storing rainwater . Commonly used systems are constructed of three principal components; namely, the catchment area, the collection device, and the conveyance system.The survey number 76 valagerahalli is government property 3 acres 10 guntas can be used to construct under ground rain water harvesting sump and drainage problem IN RUB can be solved safely and easily . BDA STF or BMTF need to clear encroachment of survey number 76 valagerahalli as part of it is used for approach road for railway under bridge and balance out of 3 acres 10 guntas need to be used for Parking lot for vehicles as Metro Station is coming up opposite RV College . Several railways under bridges have been constructed by Indian Railways thought India and recently railway under bridge has been constructed at Linrajpuram Bangalore by railways under deposit work. Then there should not be problem for RV College under bridge .Centage amount given after approval of feasibility report submitted by Railways . Now Dy chief Engineer Railways Mr Lakshman singh has took back centage amount of Rs 13.13,731/- vide cheque number 300614 dated 31-10-2017 given by BBMP after instruction from CAO of Railways .It was proved by residents that approach road gradient is within permissible limits of IRC that is 1 in 30 as already 1.5 metre vertical alignment is available and rest 1 meter vertical alignment for 50 meter is within permissible limit as 2.50 meter is sufficient for LMV and pedestrian under pass. Residents demanded Railway under bridge for LMV and pedestrian at KM 10/300-400 between SBC -KGI Railway station -Deposit work 1x5.5x2.50metresopposite Metro Station RV College Mysore Road as per latest policy of Indian railways for making railway under bridges for Light motor vehicles vertical clearance specified is 2.5 metres and feasibility report and estimates already given by Dy chief Engineer Railways Mr Hari Babu as per new railway policy after joint inspection and BBMP after budgetary approval released the centage amount of Rs 13.13,731/- vide cheque number 300614 dated 31-10-2017 which was illegally allegedly under pressure of vested interests returned by present Dy chief Engineer Railways Mr Lakshman singh stating that site of work is not feasible to be taken up by Railways is insult to MLA MP and corporator who supported this railway under bridge and BBMP and earlier Dy chief Engineer Railways and residents and amount to indiscipline and dereliction of duties .CAO railways issued order for taking up Railway under bridge for LMV and pedestrian opposite Metro Station RV College Mysore Road as per new policy for LMV as minimum vertical clearance specified is 2.5 metres and feasibility report and estimates already given by Dy chief Engineer Railways Mr Hari Babu and receive the cheque and prepare GAD as per law and call for tender and complete the work. Resident of 8 layouts including GB Layout III Block and Pearl Park Apartmentnever demanded railway under bridge for HMV .Residentsknow that present site is not suitable for HMV road under bridge .But it is suitable for railway under bridge for LMV and pedestrian ( RUB) opposite RV College as Metro station is coming up very fast opposite RV Collegeminimum vertical clearance specified is 2.5 metres is oaky and feasibility report and estimates already given by Dy chief Engineer Railways Mr Hari Babu after joint inspection and BBMP after budgetary approval released the centage amount.
According to a research paper publishedby Department of CivilEngineering,SVIT Engineering College Vasad , Gujarat, India " With a development of road network and increase in traffic both on roads as well as Railways,the requirement of providing RUBs have increased many fold in recent years . From the report of Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Railways, in 2014 there are 30348 level crossings on Indian Railways across the country. Out of these, 18785 are manned and 11563 are unmanned level crossings. A total number of 4792 level crossings have been removed on Indian Railways in the last five years.In 2015 16 , 350 manned level crossings have been closed and eliminated 1000 unmanned level crossings. 820 ROB (road over bridge) /RUB have been completed in the current year.With increasing in the number of RUB , the problem of water logging is facedin RUB structure during rainy season. Also India's water crisis is often attributed to lack of government planning, increased corporate privatization,industrial and human waste and government corruption . In addition, water scarcity in India is expected to worsen as the overall population is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by year 2050. To that end, global water scarcity is expected to become a leading cause of national political conflict in the future, and the prognosis for India is no different.Thus the idea of collecting water with the help of RUB will be effective in overcoming the water crisis in the areas where water draught is a major issue.Now Dy chief Engineer Railways has to expedite the work as according to reports BBMP has released centage amount to SWR (Railways Department) for New Location of railway under bridge opposite RV College RUB between Nayandahalli and Kengeri at KM 10/300-400 opposite RV College and Metro Railway Station . Now Dy chief Engineer Railways has to expedite the work and get all sanctions from railway board and call for tenders and get the work on fast track and complete the railway under bridge before the completion of Metro station coming up opposite RV College . The residents of 8 layouts and the president KM Siddramu and his executive committee members of III block GB Layout resident welfare association had demanded early release of centage amount and BBMP released the amount .. Ministry of Railways concerned over loss of innocent lives in incidents taking place at railway level crossings is working on a comprehensive scheme to eliminate all level crossings in the Indian Railways system expeditiously in a phased manner. Minister of Railways in his Railway Budget 2016-17 had announced that "Mission Zero Accident” and "elimination of unmanned level crossings” formed a 'sub-mission' of this. It was announced that Indian Railways intends to eliminate all unmanned level crossings on Broad Gauge in the next 3-4 years for which innovative financing mechanisms are being developed. There are total 28607 level crossings in all in Indian Railways. Out of which 19267 level crossings are manned and 9340 level crossing are unmanned. Out of the total unmanned level crossings, around 6388 level crossing or on broad gauge network and need priority attention for elimination. Remaining 2952 unmanned level crossings exist on Meter-Gauge/Narrow Gauge network. The traffic density movement on a particular level crossing is defined by the concept called Train Vehicle Unit (TVU) which is multiplication of 'number of train units' by the 'number of road vehicle units' passing through that level crossing in 24 hours period. Indian Railways is endeavouring to eliminate all level crossings on Broad Gauge in a phased manner by either of the following methods. i. Closure Closing unmanned level crossings having NIL/negligible Train Vehicle Unit (TVU). ii. Merger - Merger of unmanned level crossing to nearby manned/unmanned level crossing or subway/Road Under Bridge (RUB)/ Road Over Bridge (ROB) by construction of diversion road. iii. Provision of Subways/RUBs iv. Manning - Phased manning of unmanned level crossings, which cannot be eliminated by above means. v. Unmanned level crossings on Meter Gauge/Narrow Gauge will preferably be eliminated during gauge conversion.