Consultancy Services For Carrying Out Technical And Feasibity Study And Prioritization For Upgradation Of Submerged Section Of Various State Highways To All Weather Roads In Various District Of Gujarat

CLIENT : ROADS AND BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT OF GUJARAT STATE, INDIA

PROJECT SUMMARY :

The state of Gujarat in India has one of best and most developed road networks in India. The Total length of State Highways is 45000 km. The Southwest Monsoon which lasts from June to September every year brings heavy rainfall and floods to the otherwise semi arid areas of the state. The department of highways (R&B) had over the years identified approximately 900 sections aggregating to about 450 km length of highway which gets submerged for varying periods causing disruption to traffic and economic loss to the region. The main reasons for submergence range from inadequate drainage in the area , obstruction in the natural drainage of the area created by new developments. MMCPL was assigned the task of preparing a feasibility report which included a Hydraulic, Topographic and Traffic study of each section to assess the reasons for submergence, give a solution and remedy and assist the govt in prioritizing the investment based on various parameters such as duration of submergence, economic importance, availability of alternate all weather routes etc. MMCPL was also involved in preparing the detailed designs for the first tranche of projects to be taken up by the Government.

PROJECT OUTCOME :

As a result of the work done by MMCPL, the Govt of Gujarat has prioritized the implementation of remedial measures to convert the submerged roads into all weather roads is the implementation will be completed by end of 2010.

TEAM ASSIGNED :

Mr. Apurva Parikh – Team Leader                                                       Mr. Amit Patel – Highway Engineer

Mr. Pradip S Shah – Senior Highway Engineer                               Mr D M Hirpara – Sr Highway Engineer

Mr. R H Sheth – Senior Hydraulic Engineer                                     Mr N B Shah – Sr Highway Engineer

Mr. B N Suthar – Senior Bridge / Structures Engineer

PROJECT ESTIMATE (AT 2007 PRICE LEVEL) :                ESTIMATED CONSULTANCY FEES :  

Rs 9 Billion (US$ 180 Million)                                                              Rs. 24 Million