28 June 2023
Gabion Retaining Walls for Slope Stabilization in Jharkhand
Gabions were selected in the construction of a flexible and permeable retaining structure, ranging from 6m to 12m height in Jharkhand.
Maccaferri’s gabion retaining walls were constructed to provide slope stability against the environmental effects such as landslides, slope protection, soil erosion. These sustainable structures not only ensure safety but also ensure long-term stability.
The State Road Construction Department decided to resolve the traffic flow and safety concerns at Ranchi-Patratu, Dam Road at Jharkhand. Road widening measures were proposed to resolve the concern, resulting in slope instability and landslides. Hence, a sustainable retaining structure was constructed along the challenging terrain with least disturbance on the hill side and environment.
To address the problem, gabion retaining walls were selected amongst the available alternatives considering its flexibility and permeability. Jharkhand Accelerated Road Development Company executed the project in PPP mode. A gabion wall as a retaining structure was constructed by Montecarlo. Maccaferri’s flexible gabion wall was installed up to the height of 12m. MacTex®️N – non-woven geotextile was installed at the backside of the gabion for separation and filtration purposes. The structure was designed by Maccaferri and approved by Assystem Stup Consultants.
Gabion walls being flexible and permeable in nature, could be economized to a considerable extent. The speed of construction achieved at the site was impressive and further landslides were prevented during the course of construction.
Advantages of gabions:
- Good permeability
- Simple to construct
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