The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has completed over 30 percent of works on stands during its first week of management of the D’urban Park Development Project.
The project officially commenced on Friday April 22, 2016 and so far has been progressing on schedule, with all contractors being mobilised and all stands being allotted. This is according to MPI engineer, Bhageshwar Murli, who shared that approximately 300 persons have been employed to conduct work on the 30 stands onsite.
He attributed successes so far to the employment of the double shift system, to which all of the contractors have been adhering.
However, he said, the weather has proven to be a hindrance.
Additionally, he explained that MPI workers have taken a very “hands on” approach to the project and have been working on their own shift system to ensure that the project is always overseen by an MPI official. He added that briefings are held twice a day to maximise efficiency.
The set deadline for the completion of the stands – and the entire project – is May 12, two weeks before Independence Day. The outstanding works cover six areas. These are, roofing and remedial works for spectator bleachers; completion of superstructure, walls and roof for VIP stand; electrical wiring, lighting and power supply; access driveways and bridges; creation of sanitary facilities; and drainage works.