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Office of the Divisional Engineer

(H),
Investigation Division,
Salem-4.

Letter No : Circulars /2015/JDO dated 7.9.2015.


Sub : Highways Research Station Sub-soil Exploration works for all the Bridge
Works costing more than Rs.2.00 Crores To be conducted by both the
Investigation Wing and the Execution Wing combindly- Laboratory testing at
the HRS Regional Laboratories Thorough Supervision of all the Sub-Soil
Exploration Works from the start to end of Bore works to be done by the
Assistant Engineers (H), Investigation of Salem Division Instructions to be
followed requested reg.
Ref : (1). The Director, Highways Research Station , Chennai -25 Memo No : S-8-71/
Dated 06.04.2015.
(2). The Chief Engineer (H), Planning , Designs and Investigation, Guindy,
Chennai-32 Memo no: 1118/2015/DO 2dated 11.05.2015.
(3). The Divisional Engineer (H), Investigation Division, Salem -4 letter no:
Circulars / 2015/ JDO dated 26.05.2015.
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The personal and immediate attention of all the Assistant Divisional Engineers(H),
and all the Assistant Engineers (H), Investigation, of Salem Division are invited to the above
references cited.
The Director, Highways Research Station , Chennai-25 had instructed that the
entire Sub-soil Exploration Work shall be duly supervised by both the respective Investigation Wing
and the The Assistant Engineers (H), Investigation Section I , II of Krishnagiri Sub-Division.
Execution Wing Field Officials . Further, the Soil / Rock Core Samples collected during
the Sub-Soil Exploration Work , which is to be conducted by the Investigation Division , for the
Works costing more than Rs.2.00 crores (excluding DPR Works ) has to be tested at the respective
HRS Regional Laboratories.

In this Gesture, Our Chief Engineer (H), Planning Designs and Investigation, Guindy
Chennai -32 has instructed that the entire that the Sub-Soil Exploration Works should be carried out
under the Combined Supervision of the Investigation and the Execution Wing Divisions, since the
Sub-Soil Investigation plays a vital role in the formulation of Bridge Proposal and finalization of the
Design.
In view of the above instructions, all the Assistant Engineers (H), Investigation of
this Salem Division are henceforth instructed to be made available at the site during the Sub-soil
Exploration Works , conducted for the Works costing More than Rs.2.00 Crores (excluding DPR
Works ) from the Start to End of the above Boring Works. Further, the Assistant Engineers (H),
Investigation are instructed to thoroughly supervise the Soil Properties of the Soil / Rock Core
Samples and to ascertain that the Details of the Soil / Rock Core Samples satisfy the Requirements
of Acceptance mentioned by the Director, HRS, Chennai-25 vide reference 1 st cited.
The Assistant Engineers (H), Investigation, of Salem Division are instructed to
follow the instructions of our Chief Engineer (H), Planning Designs and Investigation , Chennai-32
and report the details of the Soil /Rock Core Samples daily to the Divisional Engineer (H),
Investigation , Salem and copy marked to the Assistant Divisional Engineers (H), Investigation
of Salem Division.
The Assistant Divisional Engineers (H), Investigaion are requested to send the
Action taken Report to this office.

Divisional Engineer(H),
Investigation Division,
Salem-4.
To
The Assistant Divisional Engineers (H), Investigation , Salem, Krishnagiri and Kallakurichi.
The Assistant Engineers (H), Investigation , Section I , II of Salem Sub-Division.
The Assistant Engineers (H), Investigation Section I , II of Krishnagiri Sub-Division.
The Assistant Engineers (H), Investigation Section I , II of Kallakurichi Sub-Division.