Bridges On Ahmedabad –Vadodara Expressway – National Expressway No.1
CLIENT : ROADS AND BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT OF GUJARAT STATE, INDIA
PROJECT SUMMARY :
The Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway is a major artery of public transport connecting the cities of Ahmedabad and Vadodara in the state of Gujarat, India. The 95 km long expressway reduces the travel time between the two cities from about 2.5 hours on National Highway 8 (NH 8) to about an hour. NH 8 is amongst the busiest national highways in India. This expressway has 2 lane each side and one service lane. There are two exits provided for Nadiad (50 km from Vadodara) and Anand (35 km from Vadodara).It is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral Project by NHAI.
MMCPL was assigned the work of designing the following bridges which form an important part of the Ahmedabad – Vadodara Expressway – Bridge on River Khari/Bridge on Waterway at Km 16.90/Bridge on River Watrak/Bridge on River Meshwo/Bridge on River Shedhi/Bridge on Mahi Kotar.
PROJECT OUTCOME :
The Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway NE-1 was opened to traffic in March 2004. It is one the best roads in India today. It has reduced the travel distance between Ahmedabad and Vadodara by 1.5 hours which is significant achievement on the one of busiest highways of the country.
TEAM ASSIGNED :
Mr Nayan R Parikh – Team Leader
Mr H S Shah – Senior Bridge Engineer
Mr H V Mojidra – Bridge Engineer
PROJECT ESTIMATE (AT 1990 PRICE LEVEL) : ESTIMATED CONSULTANCY FEES :
Rs 97 Million ( US $ 2 Million) Rs. 1 Million