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It is a known fact that, the design of retaining walls is influenced primarily by height of the backfill. As the height increases, several issues and challenges need to be addressed in the design and construction of geosynthetic reinforced soil walls, which may lie outside the available standards. One such experience is presented in this paper. Tired walls of 20 m and 40 m were provided for retaining the steep slopes of the road leading to a temple located on top of a hill in Vijayawada, India. The design methodologies, the construction details are presented in this paper.