TenCate Polyfelt® PEC Reinforced Soil Retaining Wall - Vijayawada, India
The famous Kanaka Durga temple is situated on Indrakiladri hill on the banks of the Krishna River at Vijayawada, in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh. This temple attracts millions of worshippers every year during the festive seasons. The existing road built in 1969 is about 3km long was only 3m wide at few locations and could not cater for the increase in heavy traffic.
TenCate technical assistance and experience was sough to provide the most economical solution to widen the road. After analysis, it was decided to use segmental retaining wall using Polyfelt® PEC compared to other options such as a bridge or widening by excavation of the hill.