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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

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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

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

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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