Consultancy Services For Development Of Infrastructure Facilities For Five Urban Agglomerations In Western Periphery Of Ahmedabad

CLIENT : AHMEDABAD URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

PROJECT SUMMARY :

 

On January 26, 2001 a devastating earthquake struck the state of Gujarat measuring M7.9 on the Richter scale with the epicentre at Lodai in Kutch District about 400 km North west of Ahmedabad. The Earthquake resulted in death of more than 19000 people and wide spread damage across the state. Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat with a population of more than 5 Million saw widespread damage with collapse of more than 90 buildings and death of more than 1000 persons. Immediately after the earthquake people were wary of staying high rise ( > 5 storey) buildings which saw the most damage in the city. The city authorities decided immediately to develop new areas on the western part of the city by providing the necessary infrastructure such as Roads ,Drainage, Street Lights Water Supply and Sewerage. Providing this infrastructure would trigger development in the area and facilitate smooth relocation of people living in high rise buildings to a low density , safer area with better amenities and quick evacuation routes in case on natural calamities. MMCPL was responsible for preparation of the Detailed Project for the entire project, getting sanction from Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) and the nodal office of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).MMCPL was also responsible for Detailed Design and Project Management for the Roads and Water Supply Component.

 

PROJECT OUTCOME :

 

The five urban agglomeration of Sola,Thaltej,Bodakdev,Jodhpur and Ambli are today the fastest developing areas of the city with large scale housing development for all the Upper, Middle and Low Income Classes. They are considered the best areas in the newly developing Ahmedabad for relocation from the Old Denser areas of the City

TEAM ASSIGNED :

Mr Nayan Parikh – Team Leader                                                                    Mrs Rekha Shah – Senior Public Health Engineer

Mr Apurva Parikh  – Structural Engineer                                                       Mr Diplesh Patel – Sr Cadd Specialist

Mr Pradip S Shah – Senior Highway Engineer                                           Mr Girish Patel – Survey Engineer

Mr A J Shah – Senior Environmental  Engineer

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

Rs 1.3 Billion (US$ 26 Million)                                                                        Rs. 7 Million