INNOVATION IN ROADS
Egis India Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
Feasibility study Vijayawada Bypass
The national Highways Authority of India (nHAI) has expanded capacity
on the nH- 5 section from chilakaluripet-Vijayawada-eluru-rajahmundry
by widening the highway from two lanes to four lanes. nHAI requested a
feasibility report on the proposed $197 million Vijayawada city bypass,
which posed challenges related to land acquisition, property demolition,
and preservation of two bridges.
egis India consulting engineers used mXroAD and Google earth to develop
and publish a 3D view of the proposed alignment. The study began with plotting
an alignment using Google earth. The output was processed, geo-referenced,
and cross checked for use by the topographic survey team. egis India used the
topographic data to design the alignment and then converted the design for
publication in Google earth. This unconventional approach accelerated design
and minimized manpower.
The 33.1-kilometer major District road between Gurgaon and Faridabad
was the first build-operate-transfer project undertaken by the state of
Haryana public Works Department. The project included construction and
tolling of the busy four-lane corridor as well as reconstruction and tolling
of the 33.98-kilometer Ballabgarh-Sohna road. The major obstacle was the
unavailability of land and insufficient right-of-way.
Feedback Infrastructure Services
gurgaon – Faridabad Major district road
Feedback Infrastructure Services (formerly known as Feedback Ventures) was
responsible for design and construction supervision. m XroAD was selected
for design of the alignment, toll plazas, major junctions, and bus and truck bays.
mXrene W was used to design vertical profiles. rapid design of alternatives
led to the optimal alignment through restricted right-of-way. The software
saved 25 percent of the design cost and 30 percent of the design time.